On July 29, the McDonald County Sheriff's Office was called to highway 59 between Noel and Ginger Blue for a possible body found on a steep hillside along the roadway. The body was found by a local man that was bicycling through the area.

Deputies arrived and located a female body that had been there for an unknown amount of time. Along with the body was a suitcase in which investigators believe the female had been put into.

An autopsy has been set for today and it is being treated as a homicide at this time.

An identification has not been made at this time due to the amount of time the body has been out in the elements.

More details will be released as the investigation moves forward.

If anyone has information about this case, please contact the McDonald County Sheriff's Office thru our dispatch center 417-223-4318 and ask for an investigator.