Missouri trucker found shot to death

| 9/10/2008

In Missouri, the highway patrol has identified a trucker who was found shot to death at a rest area on Monday night, Sept. 8, as 39-year-old Valentin Kirilchuk of Springfield, MO.

Investigators won’t say whether Kirilchuk was a homicide victim or died of self-inflicted wounds.

His body was discovered in the restroom at a rest stop on Interstate 29 north of Kansas City.

The Kansas City Star reported that the highway patrol’s drug and crime control unit is investigating the death. Authorities ask that anyone who was at the rest area between 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Monday call the Highway Patrol at 816-622-0800.