UPDATE: Body of missing Carthage man found



CARTHAGE, Mo. — Authorities have located the remains of a Carthage man missing for more than two weeks.

The body of 67 year-old Thomas Whitaker was discovered just upstream from the Walnut Bottoms area in Spring River earlier today.

Whitaker was last seen on July 6th driving down El Dorado St. in Carthage on a four-wheeler.

Police believe he attempted to cross the river but had issues which lead to his death.


CARTHAGE, Mo. — Local authorities are asking for your help to track down a missing man.

67 year old Thomas Whitaker disappeared back on July 6th.

He was last seen on El Dorado Street in Carthage, driving a four wheeler.

Authorities are concerned he may have had issues attempting to cross Spring River and have called in the state dive team to investigate.

“Missouri conservation agency with their boats. Uh we’ve had cadaver dogs out searching the river banks. This afternoon we did locate what we believe to be his four wheeler that he left on. And so far, the missing person is still ongoing, the search.” Says CPD Ofc. Chad Dininger.

Whitaker is 6ft tall and weighs about 185lbs.

He has blonde hair and blue eyes.

If you know anything, you can contact Carthage Police at 417-237-7200.

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