FAYETTE, MO. (THECOUNT) — John L. Turner, of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, has been identified as the victim found fatally shot inside a vehicle in Fayette on Monday.

“Liljohn” Turner, 29, was discovered shot to death inside a vehicle during a welfare check by officials on Monday afternoon.


According to the police, officers responded to the 200 block of South Linn Street in Fayette at about 1:30 Monday afternoon to perform a welfare check on Turner. Police had been advised that an unknown man was seen running from the vehicle.

Officials then found Turner inside the car dead from at least one gunshot wound.

Investigators are looking for the individual seen running from the vehicle, described as a black male, 5’6″ tall, and wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, reports KRCG.

Anyone with possible information on the deadly incident should contact police at (660) 248-2241 or your local 911.

Friends and family members took to Facebook to remember the beloved man:


Geo quick facts: Poplar Bluff is a small city in Butler County in Southeast Missouri, United States. It is the county seat of Butler County and is known as “The Gateway to the Ozarks” among other names. The population was 17,023 at the 2010 census. The Poplar Bluff Micropolitan Statistical Area consists of all of Butler County. Fayette is a city in Howard County, Missouri, United States. The population was 2,688 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Howard County. It is part of the Columbia, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.