Chad RogersA Liberty runner’s July death was due to natural causes. Chad Rogers, 30, went for a run on the July 22nd, but failed to return home. His body was found four days later on the grounds of a Liberty school.

The Jackson County Medical Examiner’s Office reports there are no signs of foul play. The Liberty Police Department has closed the case.

Rogers leaves behind his wife and 1-year-old son.  A trust fund has been set up for donations, which can be made to the Chad Rogers Memorial Fund, care of U.S. Bank, 1909 W. Kansas St., Liberty, MO 64068.

Press Release from the Liberty Police Department

LIBERTY, Mo. – The Liberty Police Department has concluded its investigation into the death of Liberty resident Chad Rogers. The Jackson County Medical Examiner’s office has determined the cause of death was by natural causes and there were no signs of foul play.

The search for Rogers began when he failed to return from a run on July 22. The Liberty Police Department was joined by K-9 units, other law enforcement agencies, the Liberty Community emergency response Teams and hundreds of volunteers in a search for Rogers in the ensuing days. His body was found in south Liberty on July 26 when police responded to a suspicious circumstance call. With the medical examiner’s conclusion regarding cause of death, the Liberty Police Department has closed its case.