Cooper County officials discover a body south of Boonville.
Sheriff’s deputies and the Highway Patrol have been on the case since Wednesday morning. The body was found near Crab Orchard Road, between State Highway U and Highway 87.
Cooper County investigators say an autopsy will be held Thursday in Columbia. The Highway Patrol says the body is of a young black woman, and is asking anyone who might know who she is or was in the area to call them or the Cooper County Sheriff.