Man charged in death after man's body found in Missouri park

2 years 11 months 3 weeks ago Sunday, September 18 2016 Sep 18, 2016 Sunday, September 18, 2016 2:07:25 PM CDT September 18, 2016 in Continuous News
By: The Associated Press

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.

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