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Mon sheriff’s department suspends search for missing doctor

The Monongalia County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday afternoon it has suspended the search for missing doctor John Lawson Magruder, who was reported missing on July 27, 2022.

According to a release from the department, search parties have searched over 842 acres of
Coopers Rock State Park as well as dedicating 1,000 man hours to finding Magruder.

Sheriff Perry Palmer and the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Office said they would like to thank the following agencies for their assistance in searching for Magruder: Granville Police Department, Morgantown City Police Department, West Virginia University Police Department, Mountaineer Area Rescue Group, Allegheny Mountain Rescue Group, Maryland Search and Rescue, Northwest Pennsylvania K9 Search and Rescue and the Appalachian Search and Rescue Conference Remote Support Corps.

According to the release, the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate. Anyone who has information is asked to call the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Office at 304-291-7260.

Magruder, 39, of Morgantown, was last seen at around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. He is described as a white male, 5’11”, and approximately 260 pounds.

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