Independence, MO  A body found inside a duffel bag earlier this week is now identified as the remains of 21-year-old Arial Anne-Rae Starcher of Independence, MO.

Buchanan County authorities say a Missouri Department of Transportation worker found the woman’s  body in a duffel bag Tuesday.  The scene closed down Vincent Road, West of Faucett, near  Highway 371, for some time.

The body was originally thought to be that of a middle-aged woman. Authorities are asking anyone with information about Arial Anne-Rae Starcher’s death is asked to call the anonymous Crimestoppers hotline.