Body of missing Iowa woman found in Missouri


(Worth County, Missouri) -- The body of a former Iowa woman has been found in northern Missouri.

The Worth County, Missouri Prosecutor's Office tells WHO Radio News the body of Melissa Chapman was found Monday, September 14th after a tip received by the Worth County Missouri Sheriff's Office.

Chapman's death is being classified as a homicide.

Chapman was last seen in Mount Ayr, Iowa in Ringgold County.

A man wanted for questioning in the case, Jeremiah Searles, is in the Harrison County, Missouri Jail on unrelated charges.

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