The body of a Missouri emergency room doctor who has been missing for more than a week has been found in northwest Arkansas, his brother told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

Dr. John Forsyth was last heard from in text messages around 7 a.m. on May 21. His brother, Richard Forsyth, said authorities called the family Tuesday night to tell them his brother had been found dead. He said he and other family members were awaiting more details from detectives.

Messages left with the Missouri State Highway Patrol were not immediately returned.

Police said John Forsyth, 49, was reported missing when he failed to report to work May 21 at Mercy Hospital in Cassville, a city of 3,100 residents deep in the Missouri Ozarks.

Dr John Forsyth. Cassville Missouri Police / via AP

His black Infiniti was found parked in a remote area near a water park in Cassville. The car was unlocked with his wallet, two phones, and a laptop and other items inside.

«He doesn’t look like a person who went with a plan,» Richard Forsyth told the AP early Tuesday. “Right now, we don’t really have any break in the case. I’m confused, and I’m worried. And I don’t like this one bit.»

Multiple law enforcement agencies, including the Missouri State Highway Patrol, searched a 9-mile radius around the park using people, dogs and drones. Forsyth’s family created a Facebook page seeking information.

“My brother has been missing for a week. I am grieving, I am scared, and it seems the world has plunged into total chaos,” her sister, Tiffany Andelin, wrote Monday.

Richard Forsyth said the last person his brother texted was a woman his brother was recently engaged to. The last time Richard saw him was a few days before he disappeared.

“We had dinner on the Wednesday before she went missing, and we sat and talked for three hours,” Richard Forsyth said. “I told him this is the happiest I’ve seen him in a long time. Her divorce was final on May 11 and I think that gave her energy for the future.

Phone and email messages left with Cassville police Tuesday were not immediately returned. Police have said there were no signs of foul play.

Richard Forsyth said his brother had been in the Cassville hospital for about 15 years. He described John Forsyth as a doting father, family doctor, and part-time math nerd.

“He really cared about his patients,” Richard Forsyth said, adding that his brother stayed in his trailer near the hospital when he was on call. «And he loved his children.»