Authorities investigating suspicious Callaway County death as murder
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.]