ROGERSVILLE, Mo. -- City police and other law enforcement agencies are investigating the shooting death of a 24-year-old man at his home on Mill Street across the street from Logan-Rogersville Upper Elementary School. The police chief says Russell Lawson's mother found his body between 8:30 and 9 a.m. Monday.
Police Chief Paul Laughlin says Lawson was shot in the head, and it was not a suicide. He said no one in Lawson's family has reported talking to him since Sunday morning.
Sgt. Jason Pace, a spokesman for the Missouri State Highway Patrol, said officers are looking for a red 1993 Chevrolet pickup in rough condition with no tailgate that is missing from the man's home. It has a Missouri license plate, 7YN 458.
Anyone with information about the pickup or the murder can call the Highway Patrol at (417) 895-6868. Callers can remain anonymous.
Online public records show Lawson has moved around quite a bit in the past 10 years. He lived in Warsaw, Potosi, and Springfield. In Rogersville, it appears he lived with several other people on Mill Street.