Silver Alert canceled after 79-year-old Missouri man found dead

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A 79-year-old western Missouri man has been found dead more than a week after he was reported missing

WDAF reports a Silver Alert for Phillip Bartz, of Rockville, was canceled Thursday night after he was found dead. He was reported missing on June 2. 

He suffered from dementia and depression. Authorities did not say where his body was found or how he died. 


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Authorities in western Missouri need help to find a 79-year-old man who's been missing for over a week. 

Phillip Bartz's wife last saw him on H Highway south of Appleton City at around 7 a.m. on June 2. He stands 5-foot-3, weighs 130 pounds and is balding. He has gray hair, blue eyes and was wearing glasses, a long-sleeve plaid shirt, blue jeans and brown shoes with buckles. He may be wearing a black ball cap that says ROTERT. 

Bartz suffers from dementia and depression, WDAF reports. His family says he walks with a bad step and his hands are crippled from a farming accident.

He drives a charcoal gray 2008 Ford F-250 with Missouri tags 75A1YG. It has several dents, a full grill and bumper guard, as well a black tool box and air compressor in the bed.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office at (417) 646-2565.

Appleton City is about 36 miles east of the Kansas state line. 

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