Update: The body found near Roaring River State Park was identified as Ritchie Vaughn Ellis who had been missing from Wyandotte, Oklahoma.
Ellis was reported missing on January 26th, 2019 after his car was found southwest of Roaring River State Park.
Barry County Sheriff’s Office, Missouri State Park Rangers, The Missouri State Highway Patrol, various Fire Protection District personnel and search teams from Oklahoma and other several agencies conducted several searches in the area. The searches were suspended until additional information.
The investigation has determined there are no signs of foul play.
BARRY COUNTY, Mo. — A man was found dead near Roaring River State Park.
The Cassville Democrat is reporting that the man was found in the Mark Twain National Forest — west of the state park.
So far no foul play was indicated.
We’ll be sure to bring you more information on this as we receive it.