A rural Knoxville man was reported missing early Sunday morning on September 23 by his family. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office received a phone call from Ted Richard Roberts’ family saying they hadn’t had any communication with him in two to three weeks.
A missing persons report was sent out later that day as officials began to search his last known address.
Just four days later, on September 27, around 8:00 AM, members of Fire and Rescue and Law Enforcement from Marion and Jasper Counties began an organized search for Ted Richard Roberts north of Attica, Iowa.
Shortly after 9:00 AM, one of the search team members discovered the remains of Mr. Roberts in a field about 550 yards north of his residence. The scene was secured and a Marion County Medical Examiner investigator was called to the scene.
The remains of Mr. Roberts were transported to the Iowa State Medical Examiner’s office for an autopsy.
There is no indication of foul play at this time.