A body found inside a pickup truck Tuesday in Columbia is believed to be a young Russell Springs man.
The body was discovered in the truck which was parked at an apartment complex adjacent to Lindsey Wilson College. Investigators believe the body had been inside the truck for up to five days and say it was too badly decomposed for positive identification.
However, family and close friends say the body is that of 25 year old Jamison Stephens.
Adair County Coroner Todd Akin says the cause of death will be determined through an autopsy to be performed Wednesday at the state medical examiner’s office. Columbia Police say “foul play is not suspected” at this time. The investigation is continuing.