Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputies were following up on leads Thursday after two explosive-related, "homemade" objects were discovered early Wednesday at the McCredie Farm Lake Conservation Area.
The property — which is owned by the University of Missouri — is located on Old Highway 40 just east of Kingdom City.
According to a news release from Sheriff Clay Chism, deputies responded to a "suspicious incident" at the conservation area at 6:51 a.m. Wednesday. A private citizen reported finding the two objects on the property but not in the primary visitor area.
Following an investigation by the deputies, a Missouri Highway Patrol bomb squad was called in for assistance. After the Highway Patrol bomb technicians arrived, they identified the objects as explosive-related.
Chism explained in the news release the objects were not a "regulated model" and instead were a "homemade-type design."
The scene was declared safe and Chism emphasized there was no threat to the community.
To protect the "integrity" of the investigation and potential leads, Chism also noted in the news release further details would not be released.
Chism asked that anyone with information about Wednesday's discovery is encouraged to contact Callaway County Crimestoppers anonymously at 573-592-2474 or at callawaysheriff.org/crime-stoppers.