The Audrain County Sheriff’s Office has convened the Mid-Missouri Major Case Squad to investigate a death that occurred in the 13000 Block of Audrain Road 913 in rural Mexico.

The incident occurred at around noon on December 12, 2017, when a 911 call reported a car on fire and a man down in the roadway. Responding emergency personnel arrived at the scene and found a passenger car crashed into a tree, and located Antonio D. Jefferson, 19, of Mexico lying in the roadway with injuries not consistent with a car crash.

According to the sheriff's office, Jefferson was transported to SSM Audrain where he was pronounced dead. An autopsy is underway at the Boone County Medical Examiner’s Office to determine cause of death.

Roughly 30 investigators from 12 different agencies are following up on leads.

If anyone has any information regarding this investigation, they are asked to contact the Mid-Missouri Major Case Squad at (573)473-5801 ext. 1504, or Crimestoppers at 1-800-392-TIPS.