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Body recovered from grain silo near Wentzville

St. Charles County police identified the victim as 75-year-old Paul Hepperman.

ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. — An investigation is underway after a body was recovered from a grain silo Friday morning in rural St. Charles County, just north of Wentzville.

At around 9:16 p.m., the St. Charles County Ambulance District was called to the 600 block of Mexico Road for a possible fall into a grain silo. An Urban Search and Rescue team from St. Charles County was also called to the scene.

The team created holes in the side of the silo to let out the product inside, which was soybeans. After letting out some of the soybeans, they located the victim, who was identified Friday afternoon as 75-year-old Paul Hepperman.

Capt. Dave Tiefenbrunn said Hepperman was trying to unclog the grain bin when he fell in. Hepperman died at the scene.

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