Missing Arkansas Teen Found Dead in Mississippi Woods

On Wednesday, an 18-year-old who had been reported missing in Arkansas was found dead in a national forest in Mississippi. According to police, Fredarrious Wilson had last been seen in West Memphis on March 5.

Authorities were able to locate Wilson’s phone in the Holly Springs National Forest in Yalobusha County, Mississippi. The Yalobusha County Sheriff’s Office searched the area for six hours Tuesday night but to no avail. The next day, they returned with multiple agencies, such as the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, and found Wilson’s body 30 yards off County Road 243.

In a statement released to WREG, Yalobusha County Sheriff Jerimaine Gooch expressed sadness at the outcome of the search and conveyed his wishes for the family. A spokesperson with the City of West Memphis stated that the investigation is now considered a homicide. Though they declined to give out further details, they revealed no information about any potential suspects or motives.

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