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Body ID'd as missing man
Richard McCormick, 51, who was known as Rick or Ricky

The body found in the woods Friday by hunters was confirmed Saturday as being a man missing since Nov. 21.

The body was confirmed as Richard McCormick, 51, who had not been in contact with his family and was feared dead by at least one family member during a recent interview with the Standard.

His uncle told the newspaper that McCormick would never go more than a day or two without contacting family and he feared the worst.

The body was found near a pond off Rayburn Walling Road in the Rock Island area. Tattoos are among identifiers used to confirm it was McCormick. An ID was also found on the body.

Travis Thaxton is leading the investigation, which is ongoing, for Warren County Sheriff's Department. Toxicology results are pending.