Slain Missouri ER doctor John Forsyth was expecting baby with new fiancée

A Missouri paramedic who was found dead in a lake more than a week after disappearing in mysterious circumstances reportedly just got engaged to a nurse holding an eight-month-pregnant baby. It is said that

Recently divorced father of eight, 49-year-old Dr. John Forsyth, was last seen alive on May 21, when security cameras in the Cassville public pool parking lot showed him. I could see him getting into someone’s car.

Three days earlier, Ms. Forsyth had proposed to a nurse she worked with — the family had not met until after her disappearance. Most of his relatives were unaware of the engagement.

The paramedic doctor’s bride is eight months pregnant with the couple’s first child, according to an anonymous source. told Fox News Digital.

“I haven’t cried or prayed in the last two weeks,” Forsyth’s father Robert told the outlet while discussing future plans for his late son with his fiancée.

“It was really hard. They were planning a wedding.”

Dr. John Forsythe, 49, was expecting his ninth child with the nurse’s girlfriend, whom he had proposed to just three days before he disappeared on May 21.

The 76-year-old added that he learned of his marriage proposal and pregnancy only after his son’s death.

Forsyth’s engagement came shortly after he finalized his divorce from his wife, whom he married twice between 1995 and 2022.

On May 10, a judge ordered Forsyth to pay his ex-wife $3,999 a month in child support, plus an additional $15,000 a month, despite allegedly creating a cryptocurrency with his brother and being a billionaire. The doctor did not object to this. By all accounts, the breakup was amicable.

Forsyth’s brother, Richard, told Fox News Digital that Forsythe and his family were “kept secret” by authorities about the investigation.

Dr. John Forsythe and one of his children
The family described the beloved ER doctor as a devoted father to their eight children who would not have taken their own lives.
Missing Persons – Find Dr. John Forsythe

“The Missouri State Police told us, ‘We know more than you think,'” he said. “We are angry that we are trapped in darkness.”

Authorities have been similarly tight-lipped about the investigation, but have not disclosed whether Forsyth was murdered or committed suicide.

His brother and other family members said he was devoted to his eight children with his ex-wife and seemed happier than ever, and that he had taken his own life. He denied the suggestion.

On the day of his disappearance, Forsyth had just completed a 12-hour stint at Cassville’s Mercy Hospital.

Cassville Police Detective Stuart Lombard previously told Fox News Digital that he texted his fiancée to say he could see him “for a little while,” but then stopped replying to her messages.

A Benton County Sheriff's Office patrol boat anchors in the waters of Beaver Lake, Arkansas.
Kayakers found Forsyth’s body floating in Beaver Lake in neighboring Arkansas, about 40 miles from Cassville, with a gunshot wound nine days after his disappearance.
Benton County Sheriff’s Office

CCTV footage shows the doctor heading to a luxury RV, where he stayed during the call.

Later, in the parking lot of the Aquatic Center in Cassville, about a mile from the hospital, Mr. Forsyth was filmed as he climbed into someone else’s car, unlocking his wallet, two cell phones and a laptop. was caught by

Forsyth was later seen emerging from an unfamiliar car and roaming the parking lot for “10 to 15 minutes.”

The medic was due to return to the hospital at 7 p.m. for a night shift, but never arrived, according to people familiar with him. This was extremely unusual for him.

Forsyth’s Acura was found that night with a stethoscope hanging from the rear-view mirror, near a waste disposal facility 700 feet from a public pool.

On the day of Forsyth's disappearance, security video showed him getting into someone else's car in a public swimming pool parking lot in Cassville, Missouri.
On the day of Forsyth’s disappearance, security video showed him getting into someone else’s car in a public swimming pool parking lot in Cassville, Missouri.

Nine days later, kayakers found Forsyth’s gunshot wounded body floating in Beaver Lake in neighboring Arkansas, about 40 miles from Cassville.

Police have not explained how Ms Forsythe traveled from Cassville to Beaver Lake, nor have they said when or where she died.

“That’s why he goes to Beaver Lake when he hasn’t slept all night and doesn’t have a car or a cell phone,” his brother Richard said. “It doesn’t make sense. There’s no way he did it of his own volition.”

Dr. John Forsyth
Forsythe was kidnapped and blackmailed in February 2022 in a cryptocurrency-related incident, according to family members.
Facebook / Tiffany Anderin Forsythe

Forsythe had been involved in dangerous situations before, and was kidnapped and released in February 2022, his brother said.

“It was cold. He was tied up with zip ties.

Richard Forsyth said he learned about the kidnapping from a friend and said it was somehow related to the cryptocurrency Onfo, which the brothers created together.

According to friends, Dr. Forsythe did not report the initial abduction because he wanted to protect those close to him from danger.

“He said many times that he might be in danger,” said his brother. “But it was always really vague.”

The murdered doctor’s father, Robert, said his son had “made enemies” and hinted that “some people don’t like what I’m doing,” but didn’t give details. rice field.

Benton County Coroner Daniel Oxford said an autopsy on Forsyth’s body was completed a week ago, but the results will not be made public until the investigation is complete.

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