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Boonville Daily News - Boonville, MO
  • St. Louis man commits suicide near Overton

  • The Cooper County Sheriff’s Office along with the Cooper County Coroner’s Office, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Missouri Conservation and U.S. Fish and Wildlife investigated an apparent suicide that occurred in the Overton bottoms north of I-70 yesterday, Thursday, July 18.
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  • Cooper County–The Cooper County Sheriff’s Office along with the Cooper County Coroner’s Office, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Missouri Conservation and U.S. Fish and Wildlife investigated an apparent suicide that occurred in the Overton bottoms north of I-70 yesterday, Thursday, July 18.
    Information was received regarding a suicidal subject that might be in the area.   The individual’s vehicle was found roadside on I-70 unoccupied Thursday.   Further investigation indicated that the vehicle was seen occupied on Wednesday at the same location.
    A search of the Overton bottom area north of I-70 between the Missouri River and the railroad tracks turned up a male subject that was deceased. The 21 year old was identified as from St. Louis.   The individual died from what appears to have been a self inflicted gunshot wound.    

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