Man missing since October found dead in river

3 years 7 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, January 27 2015 Jan 27, 2015 Tuesday, January 27, 2015 7:30:00 AM CST January 27, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

BISMARCK (AP) - The body of a southeast Missouri man missing since October has been found, and foul play is suspected.

The Daily Journal newspaper in Park Hills, Missouri reported that the body of 53-year-old Wayne County resident Kenneth Willard was found Saturday in the Black River near Markham Springs Recreation Area. Authorities identified the victim on Monday.

A Wayne County official told the newspaper that Willard died of a gunshot wound to the head.

Willard was on a hunting trip when he was last seen at a gas station near the small community of Zalma.

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