News Release from the Missouri State Highway Patrol

Child’s body recovered in Barton County……

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Lamar Police Department

1106 Broadway Street

Lamar, Missouri 64759

Phone – 417-682-3546



To:                   Citizens of Lamar

From:               Police Chief Ken Bergman

Date:               July 12, 2016

News Release from the Missouri State Highway Patrol

Body Recovered In Barton County — Troop D

a division of the

Troop D Headquarters, 3131 East Kearney, Springfield, Missouri 65803

News Release

For further information please contact: Sergeant John H. Lueckenhoff
417-359-1500, Ext. 4560
July 12, 2016

EMPHASIS: Body Recovered In Barton County — Troop D

On July 11, 2016, at the request of Barton County Sheriff Mitchell Shaw, the Missouri State Highway Patrol and Barton County Deputies, responded to a rural area approximately three miles southeast of Lamar, Missouri, to a report of a body located in a farm pond. Current information is the body is of an unidentified infant female. The Southwest Missouri Major Case Squad has been activated to assist in the investigation and an autopsy will be conducted today, in an attempt to identify the individual and determine a cause of death. The investigation is ongoing by the Barton County Sheriff’s Department, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, and the Southwest Missouri Case Major Squad. No additional details are available at this time.

Anyone who has information about this incident is asked to call the Barton County Sheriff’s Department at 417-682-5541 or 417-682-5515.


Ken Bergman

Chief of Police


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