Late afternoon September 02, 2020 LCSO was notified of a missing and possibly endangered man in the Poosey Conservation Area. The man is a nearby resident and was described as 70 years old, white male, 6'-6" tall possibly wearing a white shirt.
LCSO arrived on scene and soon we had a large number of area residents, friends and family at the home willing to help. Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services sent their ATV and two medics and lighting to help after dark, Chillicothe Police sent an officer with their drone and search equipment, Missouri State Highway Patrol had officers on scene and later sent their helicopter with search equipment up, Grundy County Sheriff had officers and ATV on scene, Missouri Department of Conservation had 3 agents and ATV equipment, and the Missouri Department of Corrections assisted by sending their K-9 Tracking Team to help. A lot of ground in Poosey Conservation Area and private ground was searched until around midnight without success. Some citizens also assisted with their person drones in searching areas in attempt to help.
Around 6:00 a.m. on September 03 the missing man returned home. LCSO arrived on scene and interviewed the person. A good number of family and friends were there and additional services have been offered. The man was tired and appeared healthy. Nothing further was needed at this time.
The family and LCSO want to thank everyone and agencies who helped in the search, support, or shared their thoughts or prayers. It was nice to see so many good people willing to help and care about people in the community. The K-9 TEAM from Department of Corrections worked very hard and were diligent in their efforts. Good work by all.
Sheriff Steve Cox