Frank Ancona, KKK Imperial Wizard, Found Dead Near Belgrade Missouri
Frank Ancona, the imperial wizard of the Traditionalist Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, was found dead Saturday near Belgrade, Mo.
Authorities confirmed that the body of the 51-year-old Leadwood, Mo., resident was located near the Big River by a family fishing in the area, the Daily Journal of Park Hills, Mo., reports.
Washington County Sheriff Zach Jacobsen said authorities learned that Ancona had gone missing and that a U.S. Forest Service employee had located Ancona’s vehicle on a road in Potosi. Police called his disappearance suspicious, according to The Associated Press.
“Deputies responded on Friday and located the vehicle and secured it,” Jacobsen said. “We left deputies at the scene and secured it overnight due to the loss of light. On Saturday morning we conducted a search of the area by foot by member of the Potosi Fire Protection District and the sheriff’s office. We didn’t locate much of anything in the woods, but we did locate evidence of a burn pile near Mr. Ancona’s vehicle.”