UPDATE: Douglas County Death Now a Homicide

Published 01/29 2016 10:44AM

Updated 01/29 2016 12:33PM

VANZANT, Mo. -- The Douglas County Sheriff's Department says the death of a man found earlier this week, is now being investigated as a murder.

Walter Jerome Massey, 51, was found dead, lying on the ground along County Road 251, with a head wound.

Deputies were originally called to the scene near Vanzant, on a domestic disturbance call.

Douglas County investigators say an autopsy determined Massey's head wound was not the cause of his death.

Toxicology and blood tests are being done and further investigation is still underway.

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