Hillsboro, MO (KSDK) - The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has identified a man whose body was found earlier in the week in a pickup truck in Desoto.

Sheriff Glenn Boyer said Robert Powell Jr. was reported missing on Saturday, February 11 by a family member. He was last heard from on Saturday, February 4 at 7 p.m. by that same family member.

Deputies found Powell's pickup truck Wednesday in the 5400 block of Morse Avenue in DeSoto. They found Powell's body in the truck bed, wrapped in a piece of carpet padding and blue tarp.

The cause of death has not been released, but the incident is being investigated as a homicide.

Anyone with information on Powell's disappearance is asked to contact the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Tip Line at 636-797-5515.

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