Authorities Identify Body Found in Holt County

Published 08/01 2014 11:11AM

Updated 08/01 2014 11:12AM

(HOLT COUNTY, Mo.) Authorities have identified a body found in Holt County earlier this week.

The Holt County Sheriff's Department says railroad workers found the body of 59-year-old Shawn Sumpter on tracks near Traders Road on Highway T on Wednesday.

Sheriff Scott Wedlock says it appears Sumpter fell from a train.

Sumpter was from near Superior, Nebraska and recently stayed in a homeless shelter.

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