SEDALIA, Mo. — An investigation is underway after a 26-year-old Sedalia, Missouri man, who was reported missing on July 5, was found dead late Thursday morning.

Sedalia police said that due to a possible need for medical care, Wayne A. Gravitt’s family reported him missing on July 5.

Officers and detectives spent the last three days investigating leads, including pings to Gravitt’s cell phone, searching drainage waterways by person, and using a special storm drain inspection camera.

Just before 11:30 a.m. Thursday, officers responded to an unattended vehicle parked at a business located at Broadway Boulevard and Thompson Avenue in reference to an unconscious person.

When officers arrived, they found a dead man inside the vehicle. He was later identified as Gravitt.

Detectives are continuing to investigate Gravitt’s death to ensure there was no foul play.

An autopsy has been requested by detectives.

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