Unidentified body found in Mississippi river

Published 10:59 pm Saturday, April 13, 2024

Human remains have been reported to be found floating in the Pearl River.

Saturday morning at approximately 8:15, Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a fisherman reporting floating human remains in the Pearl River roughly five miles north of Atwood Water Park.

The Sheriff’s Office, Lawrence County Fire Service, Lawrence County Emergency Management Agency, Lawrence County Coroner’s Office, Monticello Police Department, Monticello Fire Department, and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks recovered the remains.

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The individual was transported to Jackson for an autopsy and an attempt at identification.

“If anyone has a family member or friend AND have not seen or been in communication with that person over the last few weeks, please go through the sheriff’s office or police department of that jurisdiction and file a missing person’s report, as we do not have any filed here over the course of the last few weeks. I know everyone wants more information; however, we are early in the stages of the investigation and have no further details. I will try to keep everyone updated when possible. Thank you to each and every agency that assisted with this recovery,” said Sheriff Ryan Everett.