Body found inside wrecked car in creek

The car was pulled from the creek Monday.
The car was pulled from the creek Monday.(Magee News)
Updated: Apr. 20, 2020 at 1:42 PM CDT
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MENDENHALL, Miss. (WLBT) - Mississippi Department of Transportation officials found a body inside a crashed car in a creek.

MDOT spokesman Michael Flood said the vehicle was in a deep gulley when workers spotted a fender in the creek on Highway 49 in Mendenhall on Monday around 11 a.m.

When they got closer, they realized there was an entire car in the creek -- according to law enforcement, it was the white Mustang belonging to Robert Dalton Curtis, whose age is currently unavailable.

Curtis was last seen on April 14, according to Magee Police Chief Randy Crawford. He was reported missing on April 16. A Mendenhall investigator said his agency was called to the scene and found the body in the car, and it was confirmed to be Curtis.

Simpson County Coroner Terry Tutor said the car had likely been there for a week.

Police said next of kin have been notified.

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