Authorities recover body in Elk River after conducting search for missing Carthage man

NOEL, Mo. – The McDonald County Sheriff’s office says a body found in Elk River is most likely a missing Carthage man.

Sheriff Hall sayDaniel Maggards deputies and a water patrol team located a body in Elk River, just north of Noel on Saturday afternoon.

The discovery came as officials continued their third day of searching for missing 51-year-old Daniel Maggard, who was last seen exiting the river near Two Sons Campground, on Highway 59, on Wednesday.

Sheriff Hall says the body will be sent off for an autopsy to determine the identity and cause of death, though the clothing on the body matched Maggard’s description.

The McDonald County Sheriff’s Office shared this endangered missing person post on social media the day Maggard went missing:

“McDonald County Sheriff’s Office is asking for public assistance in locating endangered missing person Daniel Maggard.
July 8, 2020 Maggard was floating with friends, advised he was cold, left his group / friends walking, and advised them he would get a ride back to his truck that was left at Elk River Floats or back to the River Ranch where they were camping.
It is reported that approximately 7 p.m., Daniel Maggard got out of the river near the Two Sons Campground on Highway 59 and has not been seen since. Daniel Maggard has extensive medical issues and requires daily medications.
Maggard is a white, male, 5’10, 220 lbs, brown hair, brown eyes, with scars on his neck and lower back and a tattoo of a mountain with an eagle on his back.
He was last seen wearing gray with white lettering ball cap, light blue shirt and two-tone shorts.
If you have any information on his whereabouts, please contact the McDonald County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch at 417-223-4318.”