Missing JC man found in river

Body of Jefferson City man found in Missouri River

A Jefferson City man who has been missing since December has been found in the Missouri River about 15 miles from the city.

21 year old Randy Chugg went missing December 12, 2013. An investigation revealed that Chugg left his home after an argument with his girlfriend in which he said he was going to jump off the bridge. Shortly after he left, his girlfriend witnessed Chugg standing on the pedestrian walkway of the bridge, but when she went to talk to him she couldn't find him.

Chugg's personal items were found on the walkway. Jefferson City Fire and Missouri Highway Patrol responded to the scene and searched the river but couldn't locate Chugg.

Since then family and friends have been raising money to find him. Today on a Facebook page for Randy Chugg, his father Chris says the young man's body was found about 15 miles from Jefferson City.

"With a sad and broken heart I have to inform all our friends who have supported or search that out son Randy Chugg has been found by a fisherman about 15 miles from Jefferson City," wrote Chris Chugg. "From our family I want to thank everybody for your support and prayers."