The Waynesville community is coping with the loss of two of its citizens from what officials are calling a 100-year flood. The body of Jessica Lee, 23, of Waynesville, was found about 7 p.m. Friday night on the Roubidoux River in downtown Waynesville. Lee had been missing since she and her 4-year-old son, Elyjah, were “swept from their vehicle in raging flood waters” on the morning of Aug. 6. Firefighers found Lee’s body a few yards from the Roubidoux River Bridge on Friday. Elyjah’s body was recovered in Waynesville on the day of the incident.
All lanes of Route 50 at Mt. Sterling in Gasconade County are now open to traffic after being closed due to flooding. Currently, about 32 numbered and lettered routes throughout the state mainly in central and southern Missouri remain closed due to flooding. Drivers are encouraged to check MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map at www.modot.org to get updated road conditions. MoDOT also recommends allowing extra travel time if detours are necessary.
The Hope House needs your help. The facility serving Miller and Camden counties, was hit hard by last week’s flash flooding. It’s located about a quarter mile off Highway 54 on Lakeland Road. Runoff from three sides hit the building, causing interior damage to the entire building and much of its contents. Restoration started work immediately, but the handful of Hope House paid staff and volunteers needs help moving all of the clothing, accessories, food and furniture out of the building so the restoration company can continue its work.
A grim find Friday night…The search for the body of Jessica Lee, 23, ended at about 7:05 PM, after her body was discovered on the Roubidoux River in downtown Waynesville. Ms. Lee has been missing since she and her four year old son, Elyjah, were swept from their vehicle in raging flood waters early Tuesday morning. The body of Ms. Lee was located by firefighters, just a few yards from the Roubidoux River Bridge. A press conference has been scheduled for this morning at the Pulaski County Ambulance District office in east Waynesville.
Camden county Sheriff’s says a single vehicle accidnt resulted in minor injuries to a Montreal, Missouri senior. Police say 73 year old margaret Yale was traveling on 54 WESTBOUND AT PASSOVER RD OVERPASS and for an unknown reason LOST CONTROL CAUSING her VEHICLE 1 TO STRIKE A CONCRETE BARRIER. She was transported to lake regional hospital and is expected to recover.
A two car accident leaves two with serious injuries…At around 5pm Friday afternoon Boone county authorities said A car driven by 18 year old TROYVEIA THOMAS of Arlington Texas was trying to avoid another vehicle when he plowed head on into a car driven by 27 year old Jonathan Peck of Booneville. It happened on OLD US40 .3 MILES EAST OF ROCHEPORT GRAVEL RD. Both of the occupants of the vehicles received serious injuries and were transported to University Hospital.
Camden County authorities continue to ask for the public’s help in trying to find a suspect wanted in connection with a drug raid earlier this week. The Camden County Sheriff’s Office says they are searching for 33-year old Dustin MacDonald of Lake Ozark. He is charged with one count of distribution, delivery, manufacture or production of a controlled substance. On Monday, deputies and Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group agents served a warrant at a home on Cascade Court in Four Seasons. Cocaine, LSD blotters, marijuana candy bars, guns and cash were found. Two other suspects were taken into custody. Anyone with information is asked to call the Camden County Sheriff’s Office.