ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY, Mo. (KSDK) - Charges have been filed against a man accused of murder.
Melvin John Scherrer, 49, is charged with first-degree murder, armed criminal action, felonious restraint, abandonment of a corpse, and tampering with physical evidence in a felony prosecution.
The remains of 38-year-old Samuel Francis were found in a septic tank at a home off Highway K near Bonne Terre July 25.
He was last seen at a home outside Desloge, Mo. Dec. 17, 2012. He was reported missing Dec. 23.
Scherrer is in custody. He is held without bond.