Investigators now know the name of the girl found floating in Truman Lake last week. The Benton County Sheriff’s Department says DNA tests confirmed it’s 15-year-old Khighla Parks of the Springfield area.
The death is being investigated as a homicide, although authorities have not released details about the possible cause of death.
Boaters found the body last Sunday floating in Truman Lake near Warsaw, about 65 miles from the girl’s Willard home. It apparently was weighted down at some point.
Parks had been described as a runaway after she was last seen Sept. 20 walking near her home in Greene County.