BUTLER COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - Edward Goodwin has been missing since June 2015.
His family has planned a search for him on Saturday, February 11 around 9 a.m.
The search will include about 35 people and 12-13 dogs.
The Butler County Sheriff's Department said in a letter to Edward Goodwin's mother, Connie, that they believe he is probably dead.
The sheriff said their information is that Goodwin was probably led to a rural area, beaten and killed.
His body was never recovered.
A man was taken into custody in October 2015 by Shannon County deputies on charges stemming from Goodwin's disappearance. However, those charges were later dropped due to lack of evidence.