FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Public Information Officer:
June 4th, 2014
Lt. Kevin Tieman,
Cass County Sheriff's Office
Sheriff's Office Conducting Death Investigation
The Cass County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating a death in the 21800 block of S. Thorngrove Rd in rural Peculiar. Around 3:00 pm a caller notified the Sheriff's Office of a possible deceased person in the area of Wills Cemetery, east of Peculiar, Missouri.
Deputies and emergency responders arrived in the area and located one victim. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
Investigators are still at the scene. The identity or cause of death is not being released at this time.
The Metro Squad investigation into a Cass County homicide began this morning with 10 teams of investigators following up on information and evidence collected by Cass County Sheriff's Office Detective's on Wednesday.
Investigators are looking into the death of Forrest D. Fuller, 25, of Peculiar, Missouri. A call came into the Cass County Sheriff's Office around 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday from a person who saw the body of the victim in the Wills Cemetery on S. Thorngrove Rd. in rural Peculiar. Deputies arrived and located Fuller's body near a vehicle in the cemetery.
"It appears that Mr. Fuller had been shot and at this time we have asked for the assistance of the Metro Squad," stated Sheriff Dwight Diehl.
Mr. Fuller was pronounced dead at the scene. The Jackson County Medical Examiner's Office will be conducting an autopsy. No other details of the investigation are being released at this time.
Mathew Volland was charged with Accessory 1st Degree Murder / Accessory Armed Criminal Action. Bond set at $500,000 Cash Only.
Tyler Smallwood was charged with Accessory 1st Degree Murder / Accessory Armed Criminal Action. Bond set at $500,000 Cash Only.