Body believed to be missing Missouri woman found in Ozark County; arrest made

Photo: Dylan Hanger. Photo: Courtesy Houston Herald

The remains believed to be missing 29-year-old Brittany Gorman of Mountain View, Missouri, were found Saturday in Ozark County. The Houston Herald reports the discovery was made after the suspect, 28-year-old Dylan J. Hanger, also of Mountain View, led investigators to the site. Gorman reportedly disappeared 10 days ago from Texas County.

Hanger is charged with second-degree murder and tampering with physical evidence, after he moved the body. He is being held in the Texas County jail without bond.

“The tragic outcome of this investigation is not what I had hoped and prayed for since Brittany was reported missing,” says Texas County Sheriff Scott Lindsey. “I want to commend the investigative team of deputies, National Park Service special agents and rangers, Missouri State Highway Patrol investigators and surrounding law enforcement agencies that worked extensively over the past 10 days to find Brittany and ultimately seek justice upon her behalf. I am also thankful to the public for providing information to the investigative team throughout this process.”

Gorman’s unoccupied truck was found May 21 at Buck Hollow off Missouri Highway 17 south of Summersville on the Ozark National Scenic Riverways. Blood was found. Deputies from the county sheriff’s office and Missouri State Highway Patrol assisted park rangers.

Photo: Brittany Gorman. Photo: Courtesy Houston Herald

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