Teenage boys, missing from Forsyth, found dead Thursday in crashed vehicle

Claudette Riley
Springfield News-Leader

Two teenage boys from Forsyth last seen May 25 were found dead Thursday afternoon at the scene of a one-vehicle crash.

Braden Tuck

The Missouri State Highway Patrol posted a crash report Thursday noting Braden Allen Tuck, 18, of Forsyth, and Damien James Grant, 18, of Merriam Woods, were found dead shortly after 2 p.m.

The exact date of the crash is unknown.

A search was initiated by the Forsyth Police Department after the two were last seen in the early afternoon of May 25 at a home in Forsyth.

They left the home in a black 1999 GMC Jimmy that did not have any license plates. Tuck was driving.

Damien Grant

According to a missing poster generated by law enforcement, the two said they were going to a Casey's General Store in Forsyth for food and then planned to look at flood waters on Sweet Creek and Bull Shoals lake.

The patrol reported the pair were traveling south on Highway H, eight miles south of Chadwick in Christian County, when the vehicle apparently ran off the road and down a ravine.

The patrol said Tuck was wearing a seat belt but Grant was not. The one-vehicle crash was discovered Thursday.

The Taney and Christian county sheriff's departments were involved in the response along with the Forsyth Police Department and Missouri State Highway Patrol.