On March 26, 2018, human remains were found south of Jenkins.

The body has been identified as Ronald Jessup Brightwell, 35, of Springfield. Brightwell had been missing since 2012. 

The Barry County Sheriff’s Office is asking for anyone who may have had contact with Brightwell prior to his dissapearance whether by person, phone, text or social media to contact Detective Doug Henry at 417-847-6556.