Medically endangered Murrayville man found dead Friday

By Benjamin Cox on July 27, 2018 at 10:22pm

A Murrayville man who could not be thoroughly searched for and has now been recovered and pronounced dead by members of law enforcement agencies was actually discovered miles from his home by a dedicated family member.

33 year old Ryan Rahn, of Leetham Road, was last reportedly seen alive on the 22nd, leaving his residence at approximately 9:30 in the morning. When the missing person’s report was issued, Rahn’s medically endangered status was highlighted in order to promote the urgency of the search. At 3:45 p.m. approximately 54 hours after Ryan Rahn was reported missing, Chief Deputy of the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department Mike Carmody offered a sense of optimism in regards to the department’s hopes of finding Ryan alive.

Twenty hours later, Chief Deputy Carmody’s tonality drastically changed, and as current head of the sheriff’s department was reluctant to officially declare that the Sheriff’s Department would be able to provide further resources to the investigation.

According to the Morgan County Coroner Jeff Lair, Ryan Rahn was found deceased in a timber area near a dry stream.. There were no signs of external injuries, meaning he did not physically injure himself in any capacity.

A complete autopsy was scheduled for Saturday. An additional report from Mr. Lair is expected in due time. The coroner’s Friday evening report added that the departments that also assisted with extraction of the body from the timber area were the Murrayville and South Jacksonville Fire Departments.