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Springfield man charged with Abandonment of a Corpse

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Greene County, Mo. - (12/11/17) On December 7th, 2017, 55 year old, Russell Hercher, of Springfield, Missouri was arrested in Mammoth Springs, Arkansas on charges unrelated to the death investigation of Devin Briley. On December 8th, 2017 the Greene County Missouri Prosecutor charged Hercher with Abandonment of a Corpse.

Hercher, is accused of abandoning the corpse of 20 year-old Devin Briley.

At this point, police say all evidence and information discovered is consistent with a drug overdose death.

Police say toxicology results are still pending. 

(Edited Media Release)


Greene County, Mo. - (12/06/17) UPDATE: Greene County detectives have identified the body of the female found on Farm Road 83 as 20 year old, Devin Briley, of Springfield, Missouri. If anyone has information regarding the death of Devin Briley please contact the Greene County Sheriff's Office.

Greene County authorities have confirmed that they are investigating a scene on South Farm Road 83, where a dead body was found. 

Authorities say a couple was driving on the road and discovered the body of a white female. The Greene County Sheriff's Office was able to identify the woman through her finger prints. They say the woman was from the Greene County area, but was not reported missing prior to the discovery of the body.

During the initial investigation authorities say there are no obvious signs of trauma, but that it didn't appear to be a natural death. The sheriff's office is continuing the investigation as a homicide.

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