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The Benton County Sheriff's Department says the body found by boaters in Truman Lake over the weekend belongs a 15-year-old from Willard.
Investigators say DNA confirms it was Khighla Parks, last seen September 20-th.
Deputies say Khighla had a history of running away, but alwasy came home the next day.
She was last seen walking around Highways A-B and EE in northwest Greene County around five o'clock.
Her body had been weighted down in Truman lake, but came loose and was found by boaters on Sunday.
If you know anything about her disappearance, you're asked to call authorities.
Press release from Greene County Sheriff's Office...
On October 5, 2012, through DNA analysis, the Missouri State Highway Patrol Crime Lab
has identified the female homicide victim found earlier this week in Truman Lake as
Khighla L. Parks, age 15 of Willard, Greene County, Missouri.
Khighla Parks was last seen at 5:00pm on 09/20/12 walking in the vicinity of her home
which is located near North State Hwy AB and West State Hwy EE in NW Greene County.
Khighla Parks body was discovered floating in Truman Lake on 09/30/2012.
Investigators from the Benton County Sheriff’s Office, the Greene County Sheriff’s Office
and the Missouri State Highway Patrol are working jointly on this homicide investigation.
Any persons with information are asked to contact:
Benton County Sheriff’s Office at 660-438-5252
Greene County Sheriff’s Office at 417-868-4040
Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop A 816-622-0800
Anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 417-869-TIPS(8477)
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