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A Ku Klux Klan Imperial Wizard was found dead yesterday, having disappeared in mysterious circumstances.
Frank Ancona, 51, the self-proclaimed "leader of the invisible empire", was told his wife that his employer called him in to drive across the state to make a delivery Saturday.
However, according to the St. Louis Daily Journal, Ancona's employer denied this account, and the business reported Ancona missing.
Prior to his death Frank posted bizarre videos to his YouTube channel.
Washington County Sheriff Zach Jacobsen said on Thursday they learned on Facebook that Frank had gone missing and they later learned that a Federal Forestry Service employee had located Frank's vehicle on a forestry service road off of Route P in Potosi.
As well as being a high-ranking member of the KKK who made at least one high profile television appearance, Ancona delivered parts for a living and kept several firearms stored in his residence.
Strangely, Ancona's wife Malissa wrote a Facebook post about needing a new roommate hours before his death.
His son, also named Frank, wrote on Facebook "This isn't like my Dad" after his disappearance.
Leadwood, Missouri Police Chief William Dickey told the Daily Journal that Malissa Ancona wrote the post because Frank stated he was filing for a divorce prior to leaving for his delivery.
Members of the Ku Klux Klan march in 1948. Credit: PA Images
"Law enforcement was attacked terribly on Facebook and officers were called in on their days off to help," said Washington County, Missouri Sheriff Zach Jacobsen speaking to the Daily Journal.
Hours after Ancona's employer reached out to authorities to report him missing, a family who was fishing in the area found Ancona's body near the Big River.
Police have not yet made any arrests and have not named a suspect.
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