Doctor Vanishes After Getting Engaged Has Been Found Dead, Foul Play Suspected by Family

The sudden loss of a beloved son, father, and doctor has left family and friends in shock and grief. On Tuesday, authorities located Dr. John Forsyth’s body after he vanished last week.

The 49-year-old ER doctor and father of eight from Missouri had just gotten engaged three days prior and finalized his divorce from his first wife days later. Richard Forsyth, John’s brother, reported him missing on May 21 after he failed to show up for his 7 p.m. shift at Mercy Hospital in Cassville.

The last person to hear from John was his fiancée, with whom he texted around 7 a.m. the day he vanished. John said his shift was over and he’d see her “a little bit later” but then suddenly stopped responding. Surveillance video captured him walking to his luxury RV in the hospital parking lot, where he stayed while working his shifts.

John planned to visit family and friends in Idaho and Utah beginning May 22, including his second-oldest daughter, who had just returned from a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

When authorities located his car, they found his passport, wallet, and two phones, along with his RV and car keys, still inside. The Infiniti was situated in a yard waste site, about 700 feet from the Cassville Aquatic Center entrance. His laptop, as well as two additional cell phones, were left behind in the unlocked RV.

Police conducted a canine and ground search of the 90-acre park around the recreation facility; however, they found no trace of his whereabouts.

Richard said his brother was the embodiment of punctuality and called it an immediate red flag when he didn’t report for his shift. As the family got the devastating news of their beloved John’s passing, Richard told Fox News Digital, “We were too late.” He suspects foul play, and more details from a detective are expected Wednesday, leaving behind unanswered questions and an irreparable hole in the hearts of his family and friends.