BIG RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - The body found in a Missouri national forest this week is that of Big Rapids resident Fred Byrne, autopsy results confirmed Tuesday.
Byrne, 49, disappeared in February after dropping his son off at Hope College in Holland. His car was found a few days later outside Mark Twain National Forest in southern Missouri.
On Monday, authorities said they found a body they believed to be Byrne during search crew training at the national forest. On Tuesday, autopsy results confirmed the body's identity, according to the Carter County (Mo.) Sheriff's Department.
Carter County Coroner Eric McSpadden told 24 Hour News 8 officials have ruled out foul play as a cause of deal. He said the family has requested that he not release the exact cause of death, but reiterated it was not foul play.
GRAM Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony in front of a festive downtown crowd at Rosa Parks Circle Friday night.
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