Taney County sheriff says man reported missing found dead

Johnathon Lee/Taney County Sheriff's Dept.

RIDGEDALE, Mo. -- The Taney County Sheriff's Department says a man reported missing Tuesday has been found dead.

Investigators say Johnathon Christopher Lee's body was found near Timberview Acres Road in the Ridgedale area in very steep, wooded terrain. He was last seen at a convenience store in Ridgedale. Sheriff Jimmie Russell says he died from an apparent self inflicted gunshot wound.

Investigators found the body with assistance of Chopper Charters from Branson, who used a drone to fly the area and locate the body.

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