Firefighters and police responding to a brush fire Monday found human remains in a burn pile in rural St. Charles County, Missouri.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported firefighters from the Orchard Farm Fire Protection District were called to a brush fire after 4 p.m. in a field off Highway 94 North between Blase Station Road and Highway H. The newspaper reported that a passerby saw the fire in a field. By 4:30 p.m., the remains had been discovered in a burn pile.
St. Charles County Police told KMOV that the finding was being investigated as a suspicious death.
The remains and a cause of death had not been identified by Monday night. Police were working with the medical examiner’s office.
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Anyone with information about the death can call the St. Charles County Police Department Crime Tip Hotline at 636-949-3002.