Southern Missouri death investigated as a homicide

2 years 9 months 3 weeks ago Friday, January 29 2016 Jan 29, 2016 Friday, January 29, 2016 4:00:28 PM CST January 29, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

VANZANT (AP) — Authorities are investigating a man's death in southern Missouri as a homicide.

KOLR-TV reports that 51-year-old Walter Jerome Massey was found dead earlier this week, lying on the ground along a Douglas County road.

Deputies were originally called to the scene near Vanzant on a domestic disturbance call. Massey had a head wound, but Douglas County investigators say an autopsy determined the head wound didn't kill him.

Toxicology and blood tests are being done and further investigation is still underway.

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