Human remains found inside barrel on Gasconade River

GASCONADE COUNTY, Mo. - Investigators are working to identify the remains of a person found inside a barrel on the Gasconade River. 

The Gasconade County Sheriff's Office said the remains were discovered near a river access point Friday afternoon. 

Troopers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol helped deputies recover the plastic barrel from the river after it got stuck on the side of a boat ramp in Gasconade, Missouri. 
Deputies said the Boone County Medical Examiner's Office in Columbia is working to find out who the person is and the cause of their death. 

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