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Darrell Peak suffered from depression and has made suicidal statements in the past, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Family members told authorities Peak’s behavior was out of character. Family members worked around the clock to try and find the three. A few of Peak’s other children quickly began a search in the Springfield area.
Darrell Peak and his two sons Mayson Peak, 3, and Kaiden Peak, 4, disappeared Thursday night. Investigators found their bodies in an area off of U.S. 65 near Warsaw Monday evening.
Greene County investigators say the search for a father and his two children became more concerning as time passed. Investigators presumed Peak had no plan to return to the Springfield area. Detectives made several attempts to have an Amber Alert issued, but this case did not meet the criteria . . .
A Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper stopped to assist Peak on State Highway 65, also north of Warsaw, around 5:30 p.m. According to the trooper, the children were with Peak at the time and appeared to be fine, but their father also declined any assistance.
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