Missouri ER doctor Richard Forsyth, who vanished after proposing to fiancée, found dead
The small town of Cassville, Missouri is reeling from the shocking and mysterious death of a beloved emergency room doctor and father of eight. Dr. John Forsyth, 49, who had worked at Mercy Hospital in Cassville for 15 years, was reported missing on May 21 after he failed to show up for his 7 p.m. shift. His brother, Richard Forsyth, said that this was extremely out of character for his brother who was always on time and never missed a day of work.
After a days-long search involving the Cassville Police Department, Missouri State Highway Patrol, and other agencies, Dr. Forsyth’s body was found on Tuesday in northwest Arkansas. His brother told Fox News Digital that they suspect foul play and are awaiting more details from the detective in charge of the investigation.
The last person known to have spoken to Dr. Forsyth was his new fiancée whom he had texted in the early morning of the day he vanished. He told her that his shift was over and that he’d see her later but then stopped responding.
Video surveillance captured the doctor walking to his luxury RV, which he stayed in during his shifts, but police found his Infiniti about 700 feet from the Cassville Aquatic Center entrance at a yard waste site. His passport, wallet, two phones, car and RV keys were found inside but the vehicle was unlocked and his laptop and two additional cellphones were left behind, which his brother said was very uncharacteristic.
Richard Forsyth revealed that his brother had just gotten engaged three days before he disappeared, after finalizing his divorce from his first wife. An uncontested divorce settlement had been issued on May 11, which awarded his ex-wife about $19,000 a month in alimony and child support.
The sudden and mysterious death of Dr. John Forsyth has left many unanswered questions and an entire community in mourning.
What was Dr. John Forsyth’s profession?
Dr. John Forsyth was an emergency room doctor who worked at Mercy Hospital in Cassville, Missouri for 15 years.
How long was Dr. Forsyth missing before his body was found?
Dr. Forsyth was reported missing on May 21 and his body was found on May 25.
What was the cause of Dr. Forsyth’s death?
The cause of Dr. Forsyth’s death has not yet been revealed. Authorities suspect foul play and are investigating the case.
Who found Dr. Forsyth’s body?
Authorities located Dr. Forsyth’s body in northwest Arkansas.
Was there anything unusual about Dr. Forsyth’s disappearance?
Yes, Dr. Forsyth never missed a day of work or was late and it was extremely out of character for him to not show up for his shift. His vehicle was found at a yard waste site but his passport, wallet, and other personal items were left inside.
Was Dr. Forsyth married?
Dr. Forsyth had recently finalized an uncontested divorce from his first wife and had just gotten engaged three days before he disappeared.
Lifeless body of Missouri ER doctor Richard Forsyth, who disappeared after proposing to his fiancée, has been discovered.
A doctor from Missouri, who was also a father of eight, went missing last week after texting his fiancée that he would see her in a “little bit.” However, Dr. John Forsyth, 49, was found dead on Tuesday, according to his brother Richard, who expects more details from a detective on Wednesday. The doctor, who has worked at Mercy Hospital in Cassville, which is deep in the Ozarks, for 15 years and has never been late or missed a day of work, was last seen walking to his luxury RV, where he stayed during his shifts. The RV was located in the hospital parking lot. Police found Forsyth’s Infiniti about 700 feet from the Cassville Aquatic Center entrance at a yard waste site. His passport, wallet and two phones, along with his RV and car keys, were still inside the car, while his RV was unlocked with his laptop and two additional cellphones left behind, something that Richard called “very uncharacteristic.” Forsyth had reportedly became engaged to his fiancée three days before he disappeared and only days after his divorce was finalized. An uncontested divorce settlement was issued May 11 that awarded his ex-wife about $19,000 in alimony and child support. A canine and ground search of the 90-acre park around the recreation facility was conducted with the assistance of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, but nothing was found. Cassville Police Det. Stuart Lombard told Fox News Digital that the doctor’s fiancée was the last person known to have heard from him.