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Bodies of missing father, 2 children found in Benton County

Troopers identified the bodies as 40-year-old Darrell Peak, 4-year-old Kaiden Peak, and 3-year-old Mayson Peak.

Posted: Mar 1, 2021 8:48 PM
Updated: Mar 2, 2021 1:20 PM

(BENTON COUNTY, Mo.) The bodies of a missing father and two children were found Monday in rural Benton County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Troopers identified the bodies as 40-year-old Darrell Peak, 4-year-old Kaiden Peak, and 3-year-old Mayson Peak.

A statewide missing endangered persons advisory was issued for the three on Friday after they were last seen near Warsaw.

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