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Police investigating 'suspicious death' after man's remains found in St. Louis County

A Hillsdale police officer spotted the remains in the 1800 block of Cherry Avenue on Jan. 13.

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. — Police have now put a name and a face to the human remains found by an officer earlier this month. And they believe the circumstances around his death are suspicious.

A Hillsdale police officer discovered the remains the afternoon of Jan. 13 in the 1800 block of Cherry Avenue. Shortly after, the Hillsdale Police Department called the St. Louis County Police Department for help in the investigation.

The remains were identified Tuesday as Jarius McGee. He was 22 years old.

St. Louis County police said McGee was last seen at his home in Hillsdale on Sept. 13, four months before his body was found a couple blocks away from his house.

“Preliminary investigation has revealed this to be a suspicious death,” St. Louis County police wrote in a news release Tuesday.

Police released a photo of McGee in hopes someone knows what happened to him.

No other information about the incident has been provided.

Anyone with information is asked to call the St. Louis County Police Department at 636-529-8210 to speak to investigators or leave an anonymous tip with CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477.

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