UPDATE: Body of missing 72-year-old Jackson man found on Gallatin Street

72-year-old Elmer Pete Turner went missing December 4

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - After three days of looking for father and grandfather, the search for Elmer Pete Turner ended Friday afternoon.

The body of the missing Jackson man was found near the Pilot gas station on Gallatin Street -- five miles from his home.

Hinds Count Coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart confirmed that the body found has been identified as 72-year-old Elmer Pete Turner.

JPD investigating ody found near Pilot gas station on Gallatin Street. Source: WLBT
JPD investigating ody found near Pilot gas station on Gallatin Street. Source: WLBT

“We received a call from a citizen, earlier saying that there was a man laying just off the roadway,” said JPD Sgt. Roderick Holmes.

As news spread, Turner’s daughter Kimberly rushed to the scene to find it if it was her father.

His body will be taken to the state medical examiner and an autopsy will be conducted Monday.

“At this point it does not appear to have been any trauma to the body,” added Holmes. “So we don’t suggest any foul play.”

Tuner went missing on Tuesday, December 4. A Silver Alert was issued for him and his family searched for him for days.

This is a developing story. We have a crew en route to the scene and we will update this as more information becomes available.

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