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One festival-goer missing, another found

The St. Francois County Sheriff’s Department is looking for second man who is missing from the Astral Valley festival over the weekend.

St. Francois County Sheriff Dan Bullock said they are looking for Kyle R. Bevilacque, 28, of Wisconsin, who was last seen at Astral Valley, a concert and festival venue located in northern St. Francois County near French Village.

“According to his mother he was at Astral Valley for the weekend and his friends told her he was missing and last seen on Tuesday,” said Bullock. “They looked for him and couldn’t find him. He is described as a white male, 5 foot 8 and 140 pounds, brown hair and brown eyes.”

“We did issue a check the well-being and missing person’s report for Bevilacque in the Missouri Uniform Law Enforcement System, so if he is picked up anywhere they should notify us,” said Bullock.

Anyone with any information on Bevilacque’s whereabouts is asked to call the St. Francois County Sheriff’s Department at 573-756-3252 or by calling St. Francois County 911 Dispatch at 573-431-3131.

This is a developing story and the Daily Journal will provide more details as they become available.

The two missing persons reports taken Wednesday are unrelated. The St. Francois County Sheriff’s Department located a missing Springfield man after a resident in the area spotted him and called police Wednesday afternoon.

St. Francois County Sheriff Dan Bullock said Ryan K. Duplessis, 23, walked out of the woods and onto Rouggly Road Wednesday afternoon after attending a festival Tuesday at Astral Valley Art Park near French Village.

“He thought he was still on Astral Valley property,” said Bullock. “He had been wandering around out there for a couple days. He’s in rough shape considering the circumstances and we have him at the sheriff’s department now.”

Bullock said they still don’t know all the details at this time of what happened, but intend to find out.

Duplessis was first reported missing Tuesday night by a friend who had been at the Astral Valley festival with him. 

His friend told the sheriff’s department that Astral Valley workers found Duplessis’ shoes, wallet and cellphone on the premises.

The following morning his brother showed up at the sheriff’s department to report that Duplessis never came home from the festival. Detectives were working to get as much information they could Wednesday morning into the early afternoon before the call came in that he located.

Kyle R. Bevilacque is the second person reported missing from Astral Valley since Tuesday. 

Kyle R. Bevilacque is the second person reported missing from Astral Valley since Tuesday. 

Renee Bronaugh is a reporter for the Daily Journal and can be reached at 573-518-3617 or rbronaugh@dailyjournalonline.com

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