Missing 20 year old from Ozark found deceased

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OZARK, Al. (WTVY) [UPDATE: 6/14/2017 at 3:29 PM]

On 06/11/2017 at approximately 9:30 pm Ozark Police Department received a call in reference to a missing person. The person believed to be missing was 20 year old Robert Dylan Gunter of Ozark. Mr. Gunter was last seen in the area of Alcuri Drive in Ozark on 06/11/2017 at approximately 7:15 am. He was wearing a red long sleeve sweat shirt with khaki pants.

Family and friends conducted several area searches in an attempt to locate Mr. Gunter. Multiple local and state law enforcement agencies assisted in searching for Mr. Gunter. On 06/14/2017 a volunteer search party of friends located the body of Mr. Gunter approximately 250 yards into the wood line near Alcuri Drive. The Ozark Police Department, Dale County Sheriff's Office, and Dale County Coroner's Office are conducting this investigation. Preliminary findings indicate that the victim died from a single gunshot wound causing his death. The Ozark Police Department would like to thank all family, friends, and volunteers that assisted with the searches conducted over the past 3 days. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of the victim. Special Thanks: Dale County Sheriff Office Alabama Department of Corrections Dale County Coroners Search Party Volunteers Alabama Department of Game & Fish Ozark Police Department.

This case is still under investigation by the Ozark Police Department.

[UPDATE: 6/14/2017 at 2:23:39 PM]
The Ozark Police Department confirmed Wednesday that Dylan Gunter, a missing 20 year old from Ozark, had been found deceased. As recently as Tuesday night friends and family of Gunter were posting about the search on social media.

The Ozark Police Department Tuesday continued their search for a missing 20 year old from Ozark. Dylan Gunter was last seen walking in the woods near his home on Alcuri drive Sunday. According to his mother, he left his home around 7 Sunday morning to go for a walk with his dog. After several hours his mother called out for him and his dog came back but he didn’t.

His high school friend Daniel Wainwright said, Gunt is around 5 ft. 8 in. tall and 180 pounds, has dark hair, a sleeve tattoo up his left arm and another on his chest. Wainwright said it's not like him to walk off and not let someone know where he's going.

"Anywhere he goes, he always takes either a phone, that's charge. He won't go anywhere without his phone being charged or he's with somebody that has a phone so he can at least contact somebody,” said Daniel Wainwright, a friend of Gunter.

"We don't have anything that says that there's any foul play so, but we'll continue to search, we'll continue to follow leads till we can make sure that he's safe and that's our number one priority," said Ozark Police Chief Marlos Walker.

If you have information on his whereabouts you're urged to contact the Ozark Police Department at (334) 774-2644 between 8:00am and 5:00pm or (334) 774-5111.

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