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Bates County man missing since early February found dead

Posted at 8:34 PM, Feb 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-01 16:01:59-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Bates County, Missouri, Sheriff's Office located the body of a man who had been missing since early Februrary.

Chad Rogers, 41, of Drexel, Missouri, was last seen around 11 a.m. on Feb. 9 near McBee's General Store in Amsterdam, Missouri, according to a Facebook post from the sheriff's office.

The sheriff's office said on Monday that Rogers was located near a pond in Rich Mill, Missouri, over the weekend.

"The Sheriff’s Office received a call from a property owner who stated that they found a male subject deceased near a pond behind their residence in the area where Rogers was last seen in Amsterdam," the sheriff's office said in a Facebook post. "The subject was found a few feet from the water laying up under a cedar tree. The physical and clothing description matches that of Rogers. Rogers spouse was notified by detectives."

Someone in a vehicle had dropped off Rogers and he was believed to be walking to a friend's house.

Foul play is not suspected.