Authorities Search for Missouri Man Wanted for Murder


Law enforcement is asking for the public’s help in apprehending a Missouri man who is accused of murder.

Officials in Iowa and Missouri are encouraging residents to be on the lookout for 38-year-old Jesse Rongey.

According to the Adair County Sheriff’s Office, Rongey is a former US Army soldier who was living in remote conditions on a plot of land in Adair County. Rongey allegedly shot and mutilated the property owner.

Rongey is believed to be in possession of a pistol, rifle, and shotgun. He is considered to be armed and dangerous.

Rongey is 5’7″ and weighs 145 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.

A reward of up to $5,000 has been offered for information leading to Rongey’s capture. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact local authorities.

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