PHELPS COUNTY, Missouri – The Doolittle Fire Protection District says they were dispatched  last night at 6 p.m.  to the area of 3 Mile Road off of Highway P for a report of a female who had possibly fell out of a tree-stand and was deceased.

The Doolittle crews  arrived on scene and made their way to the patient who was located several hundred yards off in the woods, they said.  Upon assessing the patient, it was quickly determined that the patient was deceased, the agency released in a statement. 

The investigation is still ongoing by the Phelps County Sheriffs Department and Missouri Department of Conservation, the department said.