Missing Man's Body Found In Ditch

Date 2014/3/19 4:16:43 | Topic: News

(stltoday.com) - Family members identified a body found in a ditch near Barnhart on Monday as a man missing since March 9.
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Sheriff Oliver “Glenn” Boyer said the body of a man was discovered at about 4:30 p.m. near Catlin Drive and Old State Road M.

Jefferson County investigators would not release the identity of the man Monday, but family members identified him as Dale Leija, 36, of Barnhart, who was last seen leaving the 7-Eleven store at 1700 Old State Road M in Barnhart about 12:30 a.m. on March 9.

A cousin of Leija said family and friends had previously searched the area where the body was found.

There were no obvious signs of foul play, authorities said.

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