Man missing more than two weeks found dead in Mississippi lake

Published 2:22 pm Sunday, March 3, 2019

Authorities say the body of a missing man has been found in a Mississippi lake.

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports 30-year-old James K. Parker of Panola County had been missing for two weeks before his body was discovered.

Tupelo police Capt. Chuck McDougald said officers were called Friday evening after a body was found in a lake. Lee County Coroner Carolyn Green confirmed it was Parker’s body.

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Police say Parker’s family last saw him Feb. 14 on a highway in western Lee County, where he jumped out of his mother’s car and ran into the woods.

McDougald said police are still investigating how Parker ended up in the lake.