The homicide victim in Ste. Genevieve County has been identified. The victim is 32-year-old Ladarius Reynard Austin. On May 29 around 3:13 p.m., first responders were called to the north end of the county after someone reported what they thought to be a body in a ditch. When first responders arrived, they found a man dead in a ditch along Valley View Road near a commuter parking lot. Crime scene investigators and the county coroner were called out to investigate. An autopsy was conducted and the cause of death was ruled a homicide. Deputies said he had been shot multiple times. Deputies say they are certain the homicide did not happen in Ste. Genevieve County, so they are asking if anyone knows Ladarius Reynard Austin and when he may have been seen last. Anyone with information is asked to call the Ste. Genevieve County Sheriff’s Office at 573-883-5820.