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Dead body found in abandoned house in Lincoln County

The identity and cause of death are both unknown as of Wednesday night.
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LINCOLN COUNTY, Mo. — The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office is investigating the circumstances surrounding the dead body of an adult found Wednesday in an abandoned home in rural Lincoln County.

According to David Hill, a public information officer with the sheriff's office, law enforcement responded sometime Wednesday to a report of a dead person found in an abandoned house in Foley, Missouri. Investigators are working with forensic specialists and other agencies to identify the person's remains and cause of death. 

Hill told 5 On Your Side that the remains were skeletonized, indicating it has been a long time before they were found. 

The investigation is ongoing. 

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office at 636-528-8546 or submit information via their website.

This is a developing story. 5 On Your Side will update this story as soon as information becomes available.

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