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STOVER, MO – A death investigation is underway in Morgan County according to the sheriff’s department.

A Stover resident, Thomas Chandler Sr., 79, was pronounced dead on rural property. Officers investigating, found Chandler unresponsive at a residence, and a female in a ‘hysterical state’. The Sheriff’s department was responding to reports of an ongoing assault of a man’s wife.

The reporting party was not on scene when the call was made. Law enforcement has not speculated as to the cause of death. An autopsy of the body is scheduled for Tuesday.