Deceased Man Is Presumed to Be Derrick Johnson

The Fort Scott Police Department electric sign. The department is located at 1604 S. National Avenue.

Yesterday, 6/16/22, the body of a deceased male individual was located in the northern end of Gunn Park, near the  Marmaton River.   The deceased is now presumed to be 40 year old, Derrick Wayne Johnson of Fort Scott.


Confirmation of identity as well as cause of death will be determined by an impending autopsy, which is scheduled for Sunday, June 19th, 2022.


This investigation is on-going.  Official updates will be released as we are able.


Our thoughts and prayers are with the Johnson family.


Sergeant Bill Downey

Public Information Officer

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