Ragland

Editor’s note: This article was updated at 11:45 a.m. with new information from the Polk County Sheriff's Office.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office has ceased its search for a missing Morrisville man after locating his body.

According to Sheriff Danny Morrison, deputies located William Donald Ragland, 41, Thursday night, July 4.

“The sheriff’s office does not suspect foul play,” he said.

Morrison said next of kin had been notified.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family,” Morrison added.

Law enforcement’s search for Ragland began Monday, July 1, after he disappeared from his residence.

An endangered person advisory was issued by the Missouri State Highway Patrol Wednesday, July 3.

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The Polk County Sheriff's Office is searching for a Morrisville man missing since Monday, July 1.

Sheriff Danny Morrison said via a news release his office has issued an endangered person advisory for William Donald Ragland, 41, who disappeared from his residence Monday night. 

The release said Ragland is "possibly suicidal."

He is 6-foot-2, weighs 225 pounds, and has brown hair and blue eyes, the release said.

"He has a scars on his left leg and walks with a limp," the release added.

A Missouri State Highway Patrol news release said Ragland was last seen at 11 p.m. by his daughter at his residence in the 5000 block of South 140th Road in Morrisville.

MSHP said Ragland was last seen wearing a “dark blue or green T-shirt and blue or black shorts.”

PCSO and MSHP are asking anyone who has information related to Ragland's whereabouts to dial 9-1-1 or call the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 777-9029.

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