FAUCETT, Mo. (AP) – Authorities in northwestern Missouri have identified a woman whose remains were found inside a duffel bag along a county road in Buchanan County.
The Kansas City Star reports that the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office identified the woman as 21-year-old Arial Anne-Rae Starcher, of Independence.
Her body was found in the bag Tuesday by deputies after a Missouri Department of Transportation worker noticed the bag in a ditch just west of Faucett near Missouri 371.
The sheriff’s office initially said it believed the body belonged to a woman in her 40s or 50s.
Authorities have not said how Starcher died.
No arrests have been reported.