The family of 33- year-old, Justin Sutterfield had been looking for him since early last Thursday morning according to an article in the News Tribune on Monday, June 23. The family said that he went missing after a minor motorcycle accident in which a passerby helped Justin who was pinned under his motorcycle and that Sutterfield seemed disoriented. The man said he rode off on his motorcycle at 1:45 a.m. near Old Kinderhook to an unknown destination .
His sister said that she received a text message from him about 2:20 a.m., and that the cell phone company reported that the last phone call he made pinged from the tower on Lake road 5-65 which is about 25 miles from Old Kinderhook. The police chief offered a statement at that time in which he reported that Sutterfield had no criminal record and said nothing about police being in contact with Sutterfield on the 19th.
Today's article in the Lake Sun Leader says that he went missing after he was involved in a high speed chase with police from Osage Beach to west of Camdenton on June 19 after being stopped for a routine traffic violation. No time was given for when that stop occurred. The last person to see him alive according to this report was a guard at Old Kinderhook who saw him drive in on June 19 at approx. 1:30 a. m.
Sutterfield was found in the Old Kinderhook area on Wednesday by a maintenance man. His death has been ruled a suicide by hanging.
These two articles give very different accounts as to what happened leading up to the death of Sutterfield. Did the man who helped Sutterfield actually help someone else riding a motorcycle in the early morning hours? Did someone get the actual time wrong as to when they might have seen or helped Sutterfield ? In any case, I hope that someone will clarify what happened because at this point something doesn't add up.