Oregon County, Mo. -- (2/23/2018) UPDATE: Following the results of an autopsy, the investigation into the death of Walter L. Earls of Thayer has been upgraded to a homicide investigation.
Investigators are still attempting to locate Earls' vehicle and ask anyone with any information to contact the Oregon County Sheriff's Office at 417-778-6611.
(2/20/2018) The Oregon County Sheriff ‘s Office and the Missouri State Highway Patrol are asking for assistance in the investigation of the suspicious death of Walter L. Earls of Thayer.
Officers are attempting to locate a red, 1994 Pontiac Firebird (MO SF3T0W) owned by Earls.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the vehicle are asked to contact the Oregon County Sheriff’s Office at 417-778-6611.