On Tuesday December 12, 2017, at approximately 1203 PM, Audrain County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to Audrain Road 913, South of Mexico, on the report of a vehicle fire and a man down in the roadway. Sheriff’s deputies and emergency services arrived on scene for fire suppression and to render medical care. One person was transported to the hospital and was pronounced deceased. Foul play is suspected in the cause of death and a criminal investigation is underway.

No victim identification will be provided at this time pending next of kin notifications being completed. No additional information is available at this time due to the on-going investigation. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

The Audrain County Sheriff’s Office is conducting the investigation with the assistance of the Mexico Department of Public Safety and Missouri State Highway Patrol.