Body of missing Missouri man found in northeast Kansas

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SAVANNAH, Mo. (AP) _ The body of a northwest Missouri man who was missing for nearly two weeks has been found near his pickup truck in northeast Kansas.

The St. Joseph News-Press ( reports 46-year-old Michael Steeby of Savannah was last seen around 1:30 p.m. Jan. 4 at his home. He was reported missing two days later, sparking a search by local police and numerous other law enforcement agencies.

A plane from the Missouri State Highway Patrol that was searching along the Missouri River spotted Steeby’s vehicle around 2 p.m. Friday in a secluded part of Doniphan County, Kansas.

Police say there were no obvious signs of foul play, and that Steeby’s vehicle didn’t appear to be damaged.

The Doniphan County coroner has requested an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

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