Missing Bossier man's body believed to be found in MS

Missing Bossier man's body believed to be found in MS
A body was found the morning of Aug. 15 at the edge of a cotton field about 700 feet from Mississippi Highway 16 between the Benton and Vaughan exits, authorities said. (Source: WLBT)
A body was found the morning of Aug. 15 at the edge of a cotton field about 700 feet from Mississippi Highway 16 between the Benton and Vaughan exits, authorities said. (Source: WLBT)
(Source: Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office)
(Source: Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office)

(KSLA) - Bossier Parish sheriff's detectives believe the body of a missing Benton man has been found in Mississippi.

The remains were discovered Wednesday morning near where 32-year old Shawn "Corey" King's Chevrolet Tahoe was discovered wrecked in Yazoo County, MS, just north of Jackson, MS.

Now the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation and Yazoo County, MS, Sheriff's Office are investigating.

Bossier detectives were in Mississippi on Wednesday morning.

King, of the 2000 block of Chelsy Drive, has been missing since Aug. 3.

He and his SUV last were seen about 8:30 p.m. that date at a gas station near Louisiana Downs in Bossier City.

Authorities this week confirmed that the SUV was abandoned after a one-vehicle crash in the 12000 block of Mississippi Highway 16 near Benton, MS.

In the crash Aug. 4, the SUV hit a tree and the airbags deployed, Shea King posted on Facebook.

Previously, investigators pinged King's phone and found it too was in the Yazoo City, MS, area.

Before this story was posted, authorities confirmed to KSLA News 12 that Shawn "Corey" King's family had been notified about the discovery.

Authorities urge anyone with any information about King to call the Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office at (318) 965-2203, their local law enforcement agency or 911.

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