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Body found in Yocona River Monday afternoon

Reported by: Mel Carlock
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Updated: 5/07/2013 8:15 am
OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) -- Authorities say they have found a body in the area where a search has been underway for a missing Lafayette County man.

Lafayette County Coroner Rocky Kennedy tells the body of a man was found around 4 p.m. Monday afternoon.

Kenneday says the body was recovered from the Yocona River about halfway between Grinder's Switch and Prophet's Bridge boat landing on the Lafayette/Yalobusha County line.

Kennedy says the remains will be sent to Jackson on Tuesday for positive identification.

A search began Wednesday for Stephen Tyler Emerick, 19, who was reported missing early last week.

His truck was found Wednesday morning south of Taylor off Highway 328.

Authorities say his wallet and cellphone were inside the truck and the key was in the on position.

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