DeKalb County officials find body of 23-year-old woman missing for 3 weeks

Leah Dawson

MAYSVILLE, Mo. — Officials in DeKalb County, Missouri, have confirmed they found the body of a woman who was missing for three weeks.

According to DeKalb County Sheriff Andy Clark, his office conducted a search warrant at a property while looking for Leah Dawson, a 23-year-old woman who has been missing since June 5.

During the search, Clark said he and other agencies discovered human remains and other evidence. The area where the body was found is just over an hour drive from Kansas City.

On Thursday, members of the sheriff’s office were present for an autopsy where the body was identified as Dawson.

Officials are still investigating to determine what happened to the 23-year-old.

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