According to The New York Daily News, Ancona, age 51, was discovered by a family who had come to the Big River to fish that day. His vehicle was found nearby by a Federal Forest employee. There was a large pile of burned material beside the vehicle.
Acona’s wife Malissa said that he had received a call from his employer that he was needed to go work out of town, and that he packed his bags, his guns, and left. His employer denied making the call and reported him missing on Friday February 10, 2017, after he didn’t show up for work.
A safe found inside the Ancona’s residence was bashed in and had its contents removed but Leadwood Police Chief William Dickey said that no burglary was suspected. Police also questioned a Facebook post that was made by Malissa Acona on Wednesday looking for a roommate for her husband, who she said was divorcing her and would need help paying the rent.
Acona’s son, also named Frank, said that this was not like his father, and that he had not heard from him since Wednesday night.
Police have arrested his stepson on an unrelated warrant. Ancona’s wife Malissa is being questioned about her husband’s disappearance.
Ancona’s Klan pictures also appear to be poor Photoshops.
F’n shadows. How do they work?
The coroner ruled Ancona’s death a homicide and said that the gunshot wound was not self-inflicted. The Missouri Highway Patrol of Drug and Crime Control, St. Francois County Sheriff’s Department, Leadwood Police Department, and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office are all currently working on the ongoing investigation, according to KMOV.