77-year-old found dead after Silver Alert
YALOBUSHA CO., Miss. (WLBT) - Volunteer firefighters discovered the body of a man whose disappearance launched a statewide Silver Alert.
Mississippi Bureau of Investigation issued a Silver Alert for 77-year-old Eardth Franklin Samples of Coffeeville over the weekend.
Chief Deputy Thomas West told WTVA that Samples’ body was found in his vehicle in a creek.
West said vegetation covered the car in the runoff that connects to Susie Perry Creek, making it difficult to see from the highway.
He suspects Samples may have had a heart attack that led him to drive his vehicle off of the highway.
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