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Man sentenced for dumping dead woman on Missouri road

October 9, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A 56-year-old man has been sentenced to four years in prison for dumping a woman’s body on the side of a southwest Missouri road.

Russell Hercher was sentenced Friday after he pleaded guilty to abandonment of a corpse after the death of 20-year-old Devin Zoey Briley.

Briley’s body was found in December 2017 on a Greene County road west of Springfield.

The Springfield News-Leader reports Greene County Sheriff’s Office said at the time that Briley likely died from a drug overdose.

A probable cause statement says Hercher dumped Briley’s body after finding her dead in his north Springfield auto shop.

Authorities were able to identify Briley using a fingerprint-scanning device.

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Information from: Springfield News-Leader, http://www.news-leader.com

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