Missouri man who says he is KKK leader missing

Ancona was reported missing days before his body was found in the river.

Frank Ancona, who identified himself as the Imperial Wizard of the Traditional American Knights, was found off of Highway C on Big River Road near Belgrade, Missouri.

He claimed that he had been called to work out of state - although his employers say that they never made such a call.

Ancona's family has been notified of his death, according to the Star. The cause of death is now unknown, but officials said that an autopsy would be conducted Sunday. Malissa explained that Frank was going to be filing for a divorce and would need a roommate to help pay the bills."This isn't like my dad", Frank's son, also named Frank Ancona, wrote in a Facebook post he put up in the evening on February 9 after not having heard from his father since the day he left.

His son wrote of Facebook "This isn't like my Dad" after his disappearance.

Ancona had conducted interviews with media, speaking on behalf of the Klu Klux Klan in the past.

He boasted that he had helped triple membership in recent years.

In 2014, he appeared on the MSNBC show "All In" with Chris Hayes, in which he defended fliers that the Klan distributed during the protests that took place in Ferguson, Missouri, that year.

When police came to Frank's home they found a safe smashed up, though Leadwood Police Chief William Dickey said they did not suspect a burglary, even though the contents was missing. She had placed an ad on Facebook looking for a roommate.

  • Larry Hoffman