Sheriff releases name of woman whose body was found at Arrow Rock camp site
Saline County Sheriff Wally George released the name early Thursday, May 28, of a woman whose body was found Wednesday, May 27, at an Arrow Rock camp site.
George said Leslie A. Roettgen, 45, of Marshall, had been dead for "a number of hours" prior to his office being notified, and that was one factor in his decision to call in Missouri State Highway Patrol Division of Drug and Crime Control detectives to assist in the investigation.
Saline County Coroner William Harlow was called to the scene Wednesday and confirmed that some time had elapses since Roettgen died, but the cause of death has yet to be determined, according to George.
An autopsy is scheduled to be done Thursday. Next of kin have been notified, George said.
Deputies arrived on the scene about 11:15 a.m. Wednesday after a "campground host" reported that a woman was dead in a tent.
Two white males were sitting at a picnic table in the area of the tent, George said, and added that "the area looked like it had been 'cleaned up' prior to our arrival."
The two men were questioned by law enforcement officials, but are not currently in custody, he said.
George said he asked DDCC for help because that unit has equipment and expertise in crime scene investigation that will "assure a good and complete investigation."
"We still have a lot of questions we want answered, and our investigation will continue until we have all of the answers," George said. "It may take a few days to sort this out."
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