Authorities identify woman's body found on I-44

2 years 9 months 1 week ago Friday, October 07 2016 Oct 7, 2016 Friday, October 07, 2016 9:32:00 AM CDT October 07, 2016 in News
By: Katie Pylipow, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

PHELPS COUNTY — Authorities identified a woman who was found dead nearly a week ago on I-44, Phelps County Sheriff's Department said Friday.

Deputies identified the woman as 27-year-old Brandy R. Steinke from Venus, Texas. Her next of kin has been notified, authorities said.

Steinke was found dead on the side of I-44 near the 171 mile marker early Saturday morning.

Deputies asked anyone with information to contact the Phelps County Sheriff's Department Criminal Investigation Unit at (573) 426-3860 or the Missouri State Highway Patrol Division of Drug and Crime Control at (573) 368-2345. 

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