UPDATE 5/31/2023 at 6:00 p.m. – OzarksFirst spoke with John Forsyth’s brother, Richard Forsyth, to detail what he believes may have happened to his brother.

Richard spoke with authorities in Arkansas today, and he said they told him they are investigating the death of John Forsyth as a homicide.

Meanwhile, Missouri authorities are still investigating the missing person’s case to try to figure out how he went missing in the first place, according to Richard Forsyth.

CASSVILLE, Mo. – Dr. John Forsyth was found dead in Benton County, Arkansas, according to a press release from the Benton County Sheriff’s Office.

According to the release, Dr. Forsyth was found in the water near the Lost Bridge South area with a gunshot wound.

He was found after a kayaker called 911 after noticing the body in the water.

Benton County Sheriff’s Office is working with the Cassville Police Department and Missouri State Police to investigate.