Deer hunters in Missouri find missing Oklahoma man’s remains

CASSVILLE, Mo. — Authorities say deer hunters in Missouri have found the skeletal remains of an Oklahoma man who has been missing for nearly a year.

The Barry County Sheriff’s Office says the remains of Ritchie Vaughn Ellis, of Wyandotte, Oklahoma, were discovered Sunday southwest of Roaring River State Park in the Mark Twain National Forest in southwest Missouri. Ellis was 27 when he was last seen alive on Jan. 21, 2019. He was reported missing five days later after his car was found on a highway near the state park.

Authorities conducted several searches of the area without finding anything. The sheriff’s office says there are no signs of foul play.

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