Clues lead authorities to Dallas County after teen's body found - KCTV5

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Clues lead authorities to Dallas County after teen's body found in lake

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BENTON COUNTY, MO (KCTV) -

Investigators believe the death of 15-year-old Missouri girl, whose body was found floating in Truman Lake, may have taken place in Dallas County.

Benton County Sheriff Rick Fajen said Khighla L. Parks, of Willard, MO, was last seen in Buffalo County area just before she was murdered.

The teen was last seen Sept. 20 walking near her home, which is located near North State Highway AB and West State Highway EE in Northwest Greene County.

Her body was found 10 days later, 85 miles and several counties away from where boaters found her floating near Warsaw, MO, despite someone's attempt to weigh her down.

Authorities said her body had been transported to the lake after her death.

Anyone with information on the teen's disappearance and death is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 417-869-8477.

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