Missing Osage County Man Found Dead

By: WIBW (Posted by Melissa Brunner)
By: WIBW (Posted by Melissa Brunner)

OSAGE COUNTY, Kan. (WIBW)-- An autopsy is underway to determine how a man who went missing from Lyndon two weeks ago died.

Authorities located the body of 67-year-old Raleigh Heskett Thursday in Marion County. The Marion County Sheriff says a citizen noticed a car off Highway 50, southeast of Florence that had been there several days.

Osage County officials issued a Silver Alert for Heskett July 15th saying he had a cut on his arm that needed treatment, and that he needed to take medications.

Anyone with information should contact the Osage County Sheriff's Office at 785-828-3121 or Osage Co. Crime Stoppers at 877-OS-CRIME.

Early Report from July 17
LYNDON, Kan. (WIBW) - Osage County authorities released a new photo Wednesday of a Lyndon man who was last seen Sunday night.

Osage Co. Sheriff Laurie Dunn said they have received a few reported sightings of 67-year-old Raleigh Heskett, but, so far, no luck in finding him. In addition to a cut on his arm needing medical attention, Dunn said Wednesday that he also takes medication.

Family members last saw Heskett around 11 pm Sunday at his home in Lyndon. He was later seen on surveillance video at a gas station in Lebo, in Coffey County.

Heskett, who's also known at "RD," is 6 feet tall, 200 pounds with a grey beard and mustache and a tattoo of a panther and cobra on his left arm.


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