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Son of 2 Missouri judges missing in California found dead

Posted: 2:19 PM, Jan 27, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-27 15:19:01-05
Alex Holden

The 25-year-old son of two Missouri judges who disappeared last month in California has been found dead.

The Springfield News-Leader reported that Greene County Judge Calvin Holden confirmed the death of his son, Alex Holden, in a text message late Sunday. He described his son as a “great, caring, compassionate person” but provided no details on his death.

Sacramento police who responded to the scene observed no signs of foul play, according to the News-Leader report.

Holden was last seen on Dec. 31 in downtown Sacramento, where he worked for Amazon and had lived for about two years.

His mother, Margaret Palmietto, also is a Greene County judge, and his uncle is former Missouri Gov. Bob Holden.