Authorities in Ralls County are investigating what has been termed a “potential homicide” in New London.

Authorities in Ralls County are investigating what has been termed a “potential homicide” in New London.

On Wednesday, December 14,2016, at the request of the Ralls County Sheriff Gerry Dinwiddie and New London Police Chief Brad Sanders, members of the North East Missouri (NEMO) Major Case Squad, began an investigation into the death of Sue Epperson,53, of New London.

At approximately 11:11 a.m. Wednesday, deputies received a call from a concerned family member who had not heard from Epperson in a days, Dinwiddie said at a press conference. Deputies responded to the 400 block of East 2nd Street, and found Epperson deceased inside of her home.

According to Dinwiddie, no suspects have been identified at this time. The investigation is ongoing and is being conducted by the Ralls County Sheriff's Office, New London Police Department, Missouri State Highway Patrol, and the NEMO Major Case Squad.

The NEMO Major Case Squad is comprised of law enforcement agencies from the following 13 counties in Missouri: Adair, Clark, Knox, Lewis, Macon, Marion, Monroe, Ralls, Randolph, Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby, and Pike.