Man charged in death after man's body found in Missouri park
MT. VERNON (AP) — A 49-year-old southwest Missouri man has been charged in the death of a man whose body was found last week in a parked vehicle.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol said it charged Michael W. Jones in Lawrence County with second-degree murder in the death of 49-year-old Timothy Goodman of Mount Vernon. Jones is also charged with abandonment of a corpse.
The patrol says Jones is being held at the Lawrence County Jail on $500,000 bond. It's unclear if Jones has a lawyer.
The Joplin Globe reported a police officer on patrol last week in Mount Vernon discovered the victim in a parked vehicle.