Missing Buckner man found dead Saturday

Missing Buckner man found dead Saturday

FRANKLIN COUNTY — A Buckner man missing for a little over a week was found dead early Saturday morning in Franklin County.

Sheriff David Bartoni says deputies responded to a rural area of Buckner around 11:20 where members of the Southern Illinois Search Team found the body of 42-year-old Allen K. Woolard.

Woolard had been reported missing on Jan. 23 at 11:30 p.m. after walking away from a home in Buckner.

An autopsy is set for today (Monday) to determine the cause of death.

The sheriff’s office would like to thank the members of the Southern Illinois Search Team and volunteers from the community for their efforts.

The investigation continues with the assistance from the Illinois State Police, Buckner Police, Christopher Police  and the Franklin County Emergency Management Agency.