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Corinth murder possibly connected to missing 26-year-old

The death of Terrance Cole Jr. may be connected to the disappearance of Jeffery Moore.

Posted: Nov 15, 2019 1:33 PM
Updated: Nov 15, 2019 2:03 PM

CORINTH, Miss. (WTVA) - Alcorn County investigators are now saying that an early November murder may be connected to a person who disappeared in late October.

The body of a man was found on Nov. 6 in a burning vehicle in Corinth on Main Street near Buchanan Street.


Jeffery Jamal Moore

Christina Gurley (left) and Alissa Wilburn | Source: Alcorn County Sheriff's Office

Investigators believe that man is Terrance Cole Jr., 28, and they are awaiting positive confirmation from the state medical examiner’s office.

The Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office charged David Rhodes, 39, in connection to the death. Rhodes was charged with murder, arson, tampering with evidence and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

The family of Jeffery Moore, 26, reported him missing in late October.

Information into Moore’s disappearance, obtained by investigators, allege Cole murdered Moore, and Cole was killed in retaliation, according to Sheriff Ben Caldwell.

Investigators identified a home on County Road 200 in Corinth as the alleged place of Moore’s murder.

Moore’s body has not been found, the sheriff said.

On Thursday, Alcorn County investigators charged Christina Gurley, 26, and Alissa Wilburn, 18, both of Corinth, with accessory after the fact to murder and tampering with evidence.

The sheriff did not provide further information about the two women.

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