HARVIELL, Mo. – A Poplar Bluff man is facing murder charges after a man’s body was found in the trunk of a car.
The Poplar Bluff Daily American Republic reports that 23-year-old Edward William Weaver is jailed without bond and does not have a listed attorney.
Butler County Sheriff Mark Dobbs says the victim has been identified as 48-year-old Norman Jones of Poplar Bluff.
He was reported missing by relatives on Wednesday and had not been seen since Aug. 22. He owned the car in which his body was found.
A Butler County deputy found the car in a drainage ditch Thursday afternoon, then discovered the body in the trunk.
Police have not said what led them to Weaver.
Poplar Bluff is in southeast Missouri, about 150 miles south of St. Louis.