Body found in Lake Stockton identified

Posted October 30, 2014 at 2:45 pm

On Tuesday, Sept. 23, at approximately 10:30 a.m., a body was located and recovered on Stockton Lake, near the Hwy. H and Hwy. Y intersection in Dade County. The body was positively identified as Rodney Wade David, 61, of Golden City.

Mr. David had been reported missing since Sept. 19, at approximately 5:30 p.m., when Marine Operations Troopers of the Missouri State Highway Patrol were called to an unoccupied boat running in circles in the middle of Stockton Lake near Ruark Bluff.

Once recovered, the body was released to the Dade County Coroner Gary Banta. While the preliminary cause of death appears to be drowning, the circumstances surrounding the manner in which Mr. David entered the water are still being investigated.

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    Class of 1943

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