Third and final victim recovered after car plunged in Mississippi River

Published 10:37 am Thursday, September 12, 2019

The body of a 2-year-old-boy has been recovered from the Mississippi River, more than 20 miles south of where a woman drove into the river.

Tunica County Sheriff KC Hamp tells WREG-TV that a body matching the description of Cortez Moore was spotted by a helicopter on Wednesday, floating in the river near Dundee.

The body was sent to Mississippi’s crime lab in Pearl for official identification.

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Moore has been missing since Sunday, after an SUV driven by 29-year-old Symphony Wilson plunged into the river.

Hamp says Wilson dropped a relative at work at a casino. Her body was found Monday.

Another child inside, 5-year-old Brenilah Moore, was found Tuesday. Wilson wasn’t the children’s mother.

It remains unclear why the SUV left the road and entered the water.