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(KTVI) – Kerry Messer, a prominent Missouri Lobbyist is on a fact-finding mission hoping to learn exactly how his wife, 52-year-old Lynn Messer died. Her body was found last Tuesday about mile from their home in a wooded area on their St. Genevieve County farm. Lynn Messer was reported missing July of 2014.

Kerry Messer says his wife had hip replacement surgery and about a month before she went missing.  Her doctor told her nothing could be done about her recurring pain and she would have to be on pain medication for the rest of her life. Messer believes his wife died of suicide. He keeps a copy of a note he says she left behind in his wallet.

The FBI is investigating.

The St. Louis County medical examiner is trying to determine the cause of death.