On Monday, detectives from the Camden County Sheriff’s Office and the Osage Beach Police Department responded to Lake Regional Hospital where they located missing local attorney Brian Byrd’s black Lexus.

Byrd’s deceased body was inside the backseat of the vehicle.

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Camden County Detectives notified the next of kin shortly after discovery. Byrd’s body is scheduled for an autopsy this week to determine cause of death.

“The Camden County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the public for all their help in this case by getting the word out of Byrd’s disappearance. We would also like to thank our partners at the Camden County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, the Osage Beach Police Department, Lake Regional Health System, and the Medical Examiners at Southwest Forensics for their continued assistance in this investigation,” according to a facebook post by Camden County.

Byrd was last seen alive leaving his home July 10.