1 LINKEDINCOMMENTMORE

PECULIAR, Mo. (AP) - Cass County officials say a body found near a western Missouri cemetery was that of a 25-year-old man from Peculiar.

A witness called authorities Wednesday to report seeing a body near the Wills Cemetery in rural Peculiar. The Cass County sheriff's office on Thursday identified the victim as Forrest D. Fuller, and said his death is being investigated as a homicide.

Sheriff Dwight Diehl says in a news release that it appeared Fuller had been shot. He was dead at the scene.

A special team of investigators began working on the case Thursday.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Read or Share this story: http://on.ksdk.com/1hfTD7B