The remains of missing Highway Patrol trooper Fred Guthrie Junior have been found in northwest Missouri. He disappeared August 1 while investigating a flooded stretch of Highway 111. A contractor making filling a scour hole in the road found the remains in a brush pile Thursday afternoon. The patrol has had troopers watching construction work in the area for any signs of Guthrie’s body.
Guthrie had been with the state water patrol before it merged with the Highway Patrol a year ago. He had been a patrolman for 17 years.
He’s the thirtieth trooper to die in the line of duty in Patrol history. He is survived by his wife, a daughter, and two sons.