Posted: Jul 27, 2013 5:59 PM by The Associated Press
Updated: Jul 27, 2013 6:31 PM
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - The Missouri attorney general's office will assist in the case of a Springfield man accused of dumping a teenager girl's body in a southwest Missouri lake.
The body of 15-year-old Khighla (KY'-luh) Parks of Willard was found in September in Truman Lake. A Springfield man, 47-year-old Anthony Balbirnie, is charged with abandonment of a corpse. Park was last seen with Balbirnie at a home in Buffalo.
Park's death has been ruled a homicide. But no one has been charged in her killing.
The Springfield News-Leader reports that the attorney general's office will assist the prosecutors of Dallas, Benton and Polk counties.
Balbirnie is currently in a Missouri prison on a drug case. His attorney, Jill Porter, didn't immediately return a phone call from The Associated Press.