Missouri missing: Dr John Forsyth Found dead in Arkansas

A death investigation is underway following the discovery of the body of Dr. John Forsyth, a Missouri doctor who had been reported missing. The Benton County Sheriff’s Office in Arkansas announced that the body of Dr. Forsyth, 49, was found on Tuesday, showing signs of a gunshot wound.

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Dr John Forsyth Death

The body was found by a kayaker in the water near Lost Bridge South Park, located across from the area. Lost Bridge South Park is approximately 26 miles away from Mercy Hospital in Cassville, Missouri, where Dr. Forsyth worked as an emergency room physician.

According to Dr. Forsyth’s brother, Richard Forsyth, he was last seen at the hospital on the morning of May 21 but did not appear for his scheduled afternoon shift. Cassville, a town in the Missouri Ozarks with a population of 3,100, became concerned when he failed to return for his later shift.

Dr John Forsyth Cause Of Death

The family was informed on Tuesday night that Dr. Forsyth’s body had been discovered, as reported by Richard Forsyth. The Daily Beast stated that Dr. Forsyth’s last communication was with his fiancée as he was leaving the hospital in the morning. The absence of his return for his later shift raised immediate concerns among his loved ones.

Dr. Forsyth’s vehicle, a black Infiniti, was later found at an aquatic park in Cassville. The car was unlocked, and personal items such as his wallet, two phones, and a laptop were left inside. Surveillance footage from the aquatic park revealed the black Infiniti entering the parking lot, followed shortly after by a white SUV parking nearby, according to Richard Forsyth.

Dr John Forsyth Obituary

Richard Forsyth expressed doubts about his brother leaving with a plan, suggesting that the circumstances were puzzling. Law enforcement agencies, including the Missouri State Highway Patrol, conducted an extensive search in a nearly 9-mile radius around the park using dogs and drones. Meanwhile, the Forsyth family utilized social media platforms to seek information and share news articles regarding Dr. Forsyth’s disappearance.

The investigation into Dr. Forsyth’s death is being handled by Benton County detectives in collaboration with the Barry County Sheriff’s Office, Cassville police, and Missouri State Police. Richard Forsyth revealed that his family is awaiting further details from the detectives. The Missouri State Highway Patrol directed inquiries to the Cassville police department.


The tragic loss of Dr. John Forsyth has sent shockwaves through the community as authorities work diligently to determine the circumstances surrounding his death. Family, friends, and colleagues mourn the loss of a dedicated physician, and the investigation continues to shed light on the events leading to this devastating outcome.

Please note: This article is based on preliminary reports and ongoing investigations. For the latest updates and official statements, refer to the official channels and law enforcement agencies involved in the case.

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