Woman’s body found in Illinois landfill: police

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ST. LOUIS — Investigators are trying to determine if the body of a young woman found in a landfill is that of a missing woman being sought by St. Louis police.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports cadaver dogs found the body Tuesday in a landfill in Marissa, Illinois, about 30 miles from St. Louis.

Marissa Police Chief Tom Prather says St. Louis homicide detectives alerted his department about the missing person case on Monday. Detectives believed the woman’s body was put in an alley trash container in St. Louis. The trash collection route was traced to the landfill.

St. Louis police identified the missing woman as 23-year-old Brandy Renee Morrison, whose family reported her missing Saturday.

The body has not been positively identified.