CHARLESTON, MO (Heartland News at 9) -
A homicide investigation is underway in Charleston, Missouri.
According to Charleston Department of Public Safety Director Robert Hearnes, officers heard about an unresponsive man on July 13 at around 1:50 p.m. at the picnic shelter at Whipple Park.
When officers arrived, he said they found a man had been shot. The man was identified as 78-year-old Joe Anderson, of Charleston. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating.
Whipple Park is located on Beasely Park Road near the intersections of MO 105 and I-57.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Charleston DPS at 573-683-3737.
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