UPDATE: Liberty Police found a body in an outdoor bathroom near South Valley Junior High School in Liberty on Friday.
"We are not ruling out the possibility that the body is that of runner Chad Rogers," said Liberty Police Sergeant Robert Kumpost.
Chad Rogers disappeared after going for a run on Monday evening in Liberty.
Friends, family and Liberty Police conducted massive search parties throughout the week. The search has officially been called off and an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.
Tim Fritson, a friend of Rogers, posted this message on the "Bring Chad Rogers Home" Facebook page:
"Friends, it is with a very heavy heart that I communicate that the Liberty Police Department has tentatively located the body of Chad Rogers. The cause is not known at this time. The search has been called off," he wrote. "Please give the family space over the next few days as they process through the difficulty of this time. In the coming days there will be information regarding contributing financially toward the family. We will post when we have that information. Thank you for your search efforts over the last 4 days. You've been very helpful throughout the process."
Rogers' father, Greg, thanked those who helped during the week long search and mourned the loss of his son.
"At one time I asked for the eyes of God," said Greg Rogers. "I'm glad we got them so we could bring him home."
A memorial fund has been set up to help support Rogers' wife and son. Any that wish to contribute can donate to:
Chad Rogers Memorial Fund
c/o US Bank
1909 W. Kansas St.
Liberty, MO 64068
We will provide additional updates as soon as they become available.