Laclede County investigators identify body found in wooded area

LEBANON, Mo. -- The Laclede County Sheriff's Office identified a man's body found in a wooded area near Lebanon, Mo.

Investigators say Dennis W. Letterman, 61, was reported missing on May 6 by family. A family member found his body near Letterman's house in the 1500 block of Brice Street.

“We believe that there is enough physical evidence recovered at the scene, and during the autopsy, to identify the remains as person reported missing to the Sheriff’s Office on May 6, 2019,” said Sheriff David Millsap. Dennis W. Letterman, 61, was reported missing on May 6, by a relative.

Letterman lived at the Brice Street residence since early Spring. He disappeared April 15. The Laclede County Sheriff's Office and the Missouri Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control continue to investigate the case.