- Associated Press - Thursday, May 22, 2014

NEOSHO, Mo. (AP) - A southwest Missouri police chief says a man found dead near a city park suffered fatal injuries when he fell into a ravine.

Employees from Empire District Electric Co. discovered the body of 46-year-old Rodney Hake on Tuesday in woods above Neosho’s Morse Park. Hake had last been seen May 2 and was reported missing May 6.

Police Chief Dave McCracken told The Neosho Daily News (https://bit.ly/1lXF99I ) the remains were identified in an autopsy. McCracken says it appears that Hake was walking northeast of the park and fell into a steep ravine, suffering severe neck injuries.

The Newton County coroner has ruled the death accidental, but McCracken says police are continuing to investigate.


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide