The Miller County Sheriff’s department believes they have recovered the body of a man reported missing on Tuesday. Deputies received a call Wednesday from a camper at the Osage-Tavern Conservation area near Saint Elizabeth. The caller reported a possible missing fisherman. After interviews investigators say the man went unintentionally into the Osage River.
The sheriff’s office said after a three-day search involving the Osage County Sheriff’s office, Missouri State Water Patrol, and the Missouri Department of Conservation, authorities were alerted of a male body in Cole County Friday near the St. Thomas boat access. Authorities said based on the description of the missing victim and the clothing found on the body, they believe it to be of the missing fisherman reported Wednesday.
The Missouri Highway Patrol reports the man has been identified as 54-year old Randall C. Voss of Iberia. No foul play is suspected, but the investigation is continuing.