Missing Clinton man’s body found

Democrat Staff

Democrat Staff

A missing Henry County man’s body has been found after he had been missing for more than three weeks.

According to a Henry County Sheriff’s Office news release, the body of Jason Bailey, 37, of Clinton was recovered along the shoreline of Truman Lake. Bailey had been missing since Jan. 20, 2016, when he left his house on foot about 6 p.m. Several searches of the area with hundreds of volunteers were conducted over the last three weeks.

Henry County Dispatch received a call around 4:30 p.m. Thursday from two men who were arrowhead hunting along Truman Lake and discovered the body about 20 feet off the shoreline.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol Water Division deployed a boat from the Sparrowfoot Boat Ramp and assisted the sheriff’s office with the recovery of the body.

Henry County Coroner Dain Sisk has transferred the body to Kansas City where an autopsy was scheduled to be performed Friday morning. The incident is an ongoing investigation through the sheriff’s office.

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