Gasconade County Death Investigation

A death investigation is underway in Gasconade County after a child and a man were found in a rural area early this (Tuesday) morning.

According to the Missouri Highway Patrol a child had been reported missing since Sunday, with a 37 year old man who was a family friend.

A vehicle belonging to the man was found near Valentine Ford Road near Missouri Route A in Gasconade County and the bodies of the man and child were found deceased nearby.

Autopsies be taking place at the University Hospital in Columbia.