Body Found By I-44 Identified

PHELPS COUNTY, Mo. (KMOX) – The woman whose body was found on the shoulder of Interstate 44 has been identified.

A press release from the Phelps County Sheriff’s Department says the woman is Brandy R. Steinke, 27, of Venus, Texas.

Authorities found Steinke on Oct. 1 then later released photos of her tattoos to help identify her.

Steinke’s next-of-kin has been notified.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact the Phelps County Sheriff’s Department Criminal Investigations Unit at (573) 426-3860 or the Missouri State Highway Patrol Division of Drug and Crime Control at (573) 368-2345.

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