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Cause of Death for Doctor from Cassville Released

Police in Arkansas are still investigating, but have discovered the cause of death for a doctor from Cassville.

Investigators say the body of 49-year-old Dr. John Forsyth was found by a kayaker in Beaver Lake outside of Rogers, Arkansas on May 30.

The body was transported to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for an autopsy. The report lists the cause of death as a gunshot wound.

Forsyth was reported missing Sunday, May 21 after he failed to show up to work at Mercy Hospital in Cassville, where he had worked for nearly 15 years.

Authorities issued a search, and found his vehicle at a park in Cassville. There were no signs of foul play, but Forsyth’s wallet, two phones and laptop were found in the car.

There has been no indication as to whether the gunshot wound was self-inflicted or if he was shot by someone else.

The Cassville Police Department, Missouri State Police and Benton County Sheriff’s Office in Arkansas are coordinating the ongoing investigation.