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    MO - William "Bill" Simmons, 45, St. Francois County, 24 Sept 2016

    * Someone found a capsized canoe and alerted authorities
    * LE believe they know who the man is but have not released a name
    * The unidentified boater posted facebook photos of himself in the boat on the lake on Sept 23, 2016
    * The man was talking on the phone until 1:30 AM while fishing
    * Le went his house and found wet clothes and some other items but the man was not there

    Iron Mountain Lake Police, the St. Francois County Sheriff’s Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol are all assisting in the search for the man. As of 5:30 p.m. the sheriff’s department had their dive team suited up and ready to go into the lake to do an underwater search.

    A water patrol boat is also in the water where the capsized boat was located.
    http://dailyjournalonline.com/update...8788f3e47.html

    Cpl. Wheetley said that some wet clothes at the man's house that were believed to be his. However, the man has still not been found.
    http://www.kfvs12.com/story/33184127...francois-co-mo

    *Searches were called off after dark but will resume 9 AM Sunday Morning*
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    I wonder what the story is here. Would he have gone home and changed out of wet clothes and THEN gone missing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stefaniejanine View Post
    I wonder what the story is here. Would he have gone home and changed out of wet clothes and THEN gone missing?

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    I thought that was strange too! I don't usually post missing boaters because the outcome is usually obvious but I'm not so sure he drowned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener1850 View Post
    I thought that was strange too! I don't usually post missing boaters because the outcome is usually obvious but I'm not so sure he drowned.
    Agreed. Overturned boat, yeah, but his wet clothes in the house make me wonder...

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    New details: The search for the missing man is still ongoing, but as of this afternoon authorities have left it in the hands of the community after divers searched and were unable to locate the man.

    Mayor Dustin Steinc is making a plea to anyone who has a boat and could assist in searching.

    "They have left it up to us and we won't quit until he is found," said Steinc. "We are looking for anyone who can help. It's such a large area to search, so we need all the help we can get."
    http://dailyjournalonline.com/new-de...8788f3e47.html

    SO authorities are appealing to the community which doesn't happen very often this early. Odd way to go about a search too when they STILL haven't revealed his name! If they told people who they were searching for maybe more locals would join the search. JMO.
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    Now this is a strange case! Thanks for posting it Gardener.

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    I wonder who he was talking to until 1:30 am while fishing? It's interesting that he posted a photo of himself while fishing, too. Could he be faking his own death? Totally weird that wet clothes were found at home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blondie in Spokane View Post
    I wonder who he was talking to until 1:30 am while fishing? It's interesting that he posted a photo of himself while fishing, too. Could he be faking his own death? Totally weird that wet clothes were found at home.
    I'd like to see his social media accounts. Maybe he's just an avid social media user, but maybe you're right. That's an interesting question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener1850 View Post
    http://dailyjournalonline.com/new-de...8788f3e47.html

    SO authorities are appealing to the community which doesn't happen very often this early. Odd way to go about a search too when they STILL haven't revealed his name! If they told people who they were searching for maybe more locals would join the search. JMO.
    We have a name now! William "Bill" Robert Simmons

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    Quote Originally Posted by stefaniejanine View Post
    We have a name now! William "Bill" Robert Simmons

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    Great! Now we can try to find his fb and see if we can see pics of the boat...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener1850 View Post
    Great! Now we can try to find his fb and see if we can see pics of the boat...
    I think I found his profile. If so, no boat pic (probably "friends only") but profile pic is him with a fish and location is Bismarck MO.

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    Ok, I must be blind because I can't find his name in the article above. Is it just not updating for me for some reason?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener1850 View Post
    Ok, I must be blind because I can't find his name in the article above. Is it just not updating for me for some reason?
    It hasn't updated in the first article. Scroll down to the 2nd one I believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stefaniejanine View Post
    It hasn't updated in the first article. Scroll down to the 2nd one I believe.

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    Ok, found it. Thanks!

    As of Sunday evening, Wheetley said the man, identified as William "Bill" Robert Simmons, still had not been found.
    http://www.kfvs12.com/story/33184127...francois-co-mo
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    The Iron Mountain Lake News was posting to their fb about the search: https://www.facebook.com/Iron-Mounta...5330474481993/
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