Authorities investigating suspicious Callaway County death as murder

1 year 1 month 1 day ago June 21, 2016 Jun 21, 2016 Tuesday, June 21 2016 Tuesday, June 21, 2016 12:26:00 PM CDT in News
By: Amber Sipe, KOMU 8 Digital Reporter

CALLAWAY COUNTY - Investigators with the Mid-Missouri Major Case Squad said Tuesday they are investigating the suspcious death of a Columbia man as murder. The Major Case Squad identified the victim as 34-year-old Steven Mullens. 

The Callaway County Sheriff's Office first reported it was investigating the death on County Road 268 Monday. 

The case squad said Mullens was found dead in a vehicle in that area. Callaway County deputies found him after being called to investigate a suspicious vehicle. 

An autopsy for Mullens was underway in Columbia. 

The Major Case Squad has established a phone line for tips only toward its investigation. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call 573-876-2166.

[Editor's note: KOMU.com has updated this story to include more information on tips.]

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