Wednesday, September 4 2013 4:16 PM EDT2013-09-04 20:16:55 GMT
Liberty police are seeking volunteers to help search for Chad Rogers, who went missing after he went for a run Monday night."The Liberty Police Department is sending more canines and volunteers out toMore >
Social media has brought hundreds to volunteer for the search for Chad Rogers, a father who went missing following a run Monday night. More >
Wednesday, September 4 2013 4:16 PM EDT2013-09-04 20:16:05 GMT
A family friend says the body of a missing runner was apparently found Friday.Tim Fritson, who has been closely involved in the search for Chad Rogers, said Liberty police has notified the family thatMore >
The heartbroken father of missing runner Chad Rogers said he knows his son is now in heaven after his body was apparently found Friday. More >
Wednesday, September 4 2013 4:15 PM EDT2013-09-04 20:15:19 GMT
A memorial service is planned for a Liberty runner whose body was apparently found Friday. Chad Rogers, 30, went for a run about 8:30 p.m. last Monday and never returned.His family organized massiveMore >
A memorial service is planned for a Liberty runner whose body was apparently found Friday.More >
Wednesday, September 4 2013 4:14 PM EDT2013-09-04 20:14:50 GMT
The Jackson County Medical Examiner's office has positively identified the body found in south Liberty on Friday as that of missing runner Chad Rogers. The Liberty Police Department's investigation hasMore >
The Liberty Police Department's investigation has revealed no signs of foul play, but the investigation will not conclude until the cause of death has been determined.More >
The disappearance, and then the discovery of a missing jogger's body gripped a community in despair. Friday evening, hundreds of people came together to remember Chad Rogers.
There was such a large turnout at the event, that police were called in to help with traffic control.
The service lasted about two hours, and it was clear Rogers' family wasn't looking to dwell on his passing, instead wanting to celebrate the impact they said he had on so many people.
There wasn't an empty seat to be had at the Shoal Creek Community Church, located just off of Interstate 35 near Northeast Pleasant Valley Road in Pleasant Valley, MO. Hundreds of friends, family and colleagues came to share their fondest memories of Rogers one week after he was found dead.
"Your response over the past week and a half has been remarkable, the search, social media, conversations with others, the prayer vigils, this celebration, truly inspiring," said friend Keith Townsend.
Rogers went missing July 23, after going out for a run. Hundreds of people joined in on several days worth of searches, until his body was found in a portable toilet at South Valley Junior High, about a mile from his parent's home, where he was temporarily staying with his wife and young son.
Police said there are no signs of foul play, but they still have not released an official cause of death.
Friday night Rogers' friends chose to concentrate more on how he lived.
"Chad was like a super nova. He was a bright shining star in this galaxy that we call life, and then something happened," Townsend said. "But instead of fading away, he suddenly burst open, and now he's brighter and more beautiful than he ever was before."
"If you knew Chad, you liked Chad and you cared about Chad, and thousands of people did the same, hundreds here in town searching, and also for the Rogers family. It was an incredible thing," said a childhood friend, Cooper Banks.
His family initially set-up a trust fund to support Rogers' wife and son, but now his family is holding off on that. Instead they plan to hold a benefit concert and a run to help raise money for them. The family is still working to finalize the details.
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