A man charged in the murder of his estranged wife will appear for a trial date setting on June 22 in Texas County Circuit Court.

Dylan Hanger of Mountain View, 29, is charged with second-degree murder and moving the body of Brittany Gorman, 29, of Mountain View. He is represented by a public defender.

He earlier entered a not guilty plea.

Dylan Hanger, who is charged with murder after a woman went missing in southern Texas County. Credit: TEXAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT

Authorities confirmed that a body found in May 2020 in Ozark County was Gorman. The suspect led investigators to the site near a trailhead road in the Mark Twain National Forest. Hanger said she died in an altercation with him at a Texas County river access point south of Summersville. He confessed to moving the body from the Buck Hollow access point to the forest land.  

Hanger is in the Texas County Jail without bond following his arrest on May 30, 2020.

Gorman’s unoccupied truck was found May 21 at Buck Hollow off Highway 17 on the Ozark National Scenic Riverways. Two pools of blood were found along with glasses consistent with what Gorman wore. Deputies from the county sheriff’s office and Missouri State Highway Patrol assisted park rangers after the discovery and in the investigation.