KISSEE MILLS, Mo. -

An autopsy is planned Friday on the body of a man found dead in Taney County. A ground and air search located the body of 28-year old Gary Slater of Berryville, Ark. in Beaver Creek Wednesday afternoon.

The Taney County Sheriff’s Office received a report Thursday morning that Slater was missing from the Kissee Mills area of Taney County. Slater had last been seen at a party on Tuesday night. Witnesses told deputies Slater was intoxicated when he walked away from the party.

Taney County deputies searched the area on foot, and then called in a search helicopter from Baxter County, Ark. They found Slater’s hooded sweatshirt about a mile from where he was last seen. The helicopter crew then spotted Slater’s body in Beaver Creek at about 4 p.m.