ABERDEEN, Miss. (WCBI)- Law enforcement officials closed off parts of Peacock Alley in Aberdeen Friday after making a grisly discovery.
“Around 11:00 a.m. we were made aware that Teresa’s body had been found. Teresa Ewing, the lady that had been missing. Just proud that this has come to a close for her family,” said Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell.
Teresa Ewing has been missing since August 25th. Aberdeen police, along with search volunteers found the remains.
“We started the search on the outskirts of Aberdeen and brought the search in after we canvassed all of the areas outside, then we started going into our city,” said Chief Randle.
Authorities say the body was mostly intact but limbs were missing. Officials also collected bones from a nearby yard. There’s no word on if the bones are human. Shannon McKissick lives down the street from the scene and told the police about them being near his home.
“I get up one morning and I see the bones in the yard. I had been looking at the bones for like, 2 to 3 maybe 4 days. But I’ve never known what it was cause my dogs usually pull up a deer or something. People throw away things down the road. But I had no idea what the bone was. But come to find out, they say it might be a human bone,” said McKissick.
Officials tell us they have several persons of interest in this investigation.
“There have been some suspects in this case. There have been some people or a person detained in the Monroe County jail at this time the case is under investigation,” said Sheriff Cantrell.
Monroe County coroner Alan Gurley tells WCBI the body has been taken down to Jackson for an Autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.