MILLER COUNTY, MO – A Columbia man reported missing has been found dead in Miller County, according to a press release Friday.

The county Sheriff’s Office Thursday found the remains of Aaron Brantley, 41, who was reported as a missing person Feb. 8 in the Lake of the Ozarks area. Law enforcement believes Brantley was killed by a gunshot wound.

Three area residents are reportedly in custody and awaiting charges in relation to Brantley’s death. An autopsy is scheduled for March 11.