Remains of missing man found in Portageville, Mo.

The New Madrid County Sheriff’s Dept. is investigating after the remains of a missing man were found in Portageville on January 22.
Published: Jan. 23, 2023 at 8:50 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 23, 2023 at 4:15 PM CST
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PORTAGEVILLE, Mo. (KFVS) - The New Madrid County Sheriff’s Department is investigating after the remains of a missing man were found in Portageville on Sunday, January 22.

According to Sheriff William “Bud” Cooper, the remains of Butch W. Swofford were found in an unused portion of a warehouse.

New Madrid County investigators and Portageville officers identified the remains.

The cause and manner of Swofford’s death is not being released at this time.

An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.

Sheriff Cooper said Swofford went missing on November 20, 2020 and was last seen walking near the Portageville Fire Department on Baker Avenue.