A Illinois man and his two sons are dead following a tragic hiking expedition in Missouri. 36-year-old David Decareaux of Millstadt was found dead on the scene in Black, Missouri after temperatures dipped well below freezing over the weekend. Decareaux's son ages ten and eight were rescued from Ozark Trail in southeastern Missouri but later died undergoing treatment at a hospital.
The family was reported missing Saturday afternoon and an extensive search for the man and his sons failed to turn up any clues until they were found on Sunday. Authorities suspect they were caught unprepared for a quick change in the weather and are believed to have died as a result of the cold temperatures.