Friends: Body of missing runner Chad Rogers found

LIBERTY, Mo. - The body of a missing former Jefferson City church youth pastor has been located, according to searchers.

Friends on the Bring Chad Rogers Home Facebook page said the Liberty, Mo. Police Department had found the body of Rogers Friday.

Rogers, 30, had been missing since Monday night when he left his Liberty home to go for a run and never returned.

He is a former youth pastor at the First Methodist United Church in Jefferson City. He had recently moved to Liberty with his wife and son.

Rogers' cause of death has not been released.

Friends posted the following statement on Facebook:

"The search has been called off. 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."

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