body was found on a rural road last week appears to have died from a drug overdose.The woman, Devin Briley, was discovered last Wednesday west of Springfield. In a statement, Monday, county officials said all evidence and information found so far is consistent with a drug overdose but toxicology reports are pending.A 55-year-old man, Russell Hercher, of Springfield, was charged on Friday with abandoning a corpse.
The Springfield News-Leader reports court records indicate Briley was at Hercher's auto shop Monday night using drugs with another man. Hercher found the woman's body Tuesday morning. He reportedly drove to a rural road and left the body there. He fled to Arkansas and was arrested Thursday on unrelated charges.
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