Authorities in Kennett are investigating an apparent homicide. The Southeast Missourian says that on Friday at about 11:30 pm a Kennett police officer was flagged down by a resident who said there was a dead person on his couch in the 400 block of Shady Lane. The body was later identified as 20 year old Akeem Nelson. A 19 year old male was arrested and charged with second-degree murder, armed criminal action and tampering with physical evidence. The case is still under investigation by the Kennett Police Department, Dunklin County Sheriff’s Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol.