Gasconade County Sheriff's Office investigates human remains in pond

2 months 3 days 13 hours ago March 23, 2017 Mar 23, 2017 Thursday, March 23 2017 Thursday, March 23, 2017 9:33:00 AM CDT in Top Stories
By: Kristen Reesor, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

GASCONADE COUNTY - Divers found human remains in a pond early Tuesday morning, and authorities are investigating the case as a homicide.

Gasconade County Sheriff's Deputies were investigating a missing person report at an address off Route V near Owensville when they contacted the Maries County Dive Team to help search.

Authorities have identified the remains, but are withholding identification until family members of the deceased are notified. The Sheriff's Office asks the public to be patient as the investigation continues.

As of Thursday morning, investigators are looking for a person of interest. James "Charlie" Holt Jr. is a 60-year-old white male from Florissant, Missouri. If you know where he is or have any other information about the case, you can contact the Gasconade County Sheriff's Office at 573-486-2424, or Gasconade County Central Dispatch at 573-437-7770.

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