OSAGE COUNTY, Oklahoma - The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a motorcycle rider who had reportedly been missing since Friday morning was found dead just south of Avant early Saturday.

Troopers were called to the intersection of Highway 11 and County Road 2200 after friends of the man found his body along with the wrecked motorcycle at about 2:45 a.m.

The friends said they had been searching for the man after last seeing him at about 10 a.m. Friday.

The OHP is still trying to figure out when the crash occurred and what caused the crash.  They have not released the man's name.