Reports: Vehicle of missing Tippah County man found burned with body inside

According to media reports in Tishomingo County, the vehicle of a man reported missing in Tippah County was found burned in Tishomingo County with a body inside.

The Tishomingo County News reported the following on their official facebook account:

Tishomingo County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a vehicle fire in Sharp’s Bottom last night near County Road 388. The vehicle belonged to a Ripley person that has been reported missing by his family recently.

The body inside is thought to be his, but the investigation is ongoing and the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is joining the investigation.

TippahNews.com placed a call in to both the Tishomingo and Tippah County Sheriff’s Department and left messages for information.

**UPDATE**

Tish County Sheriff John Dougherty called Tippah News back and disclosed that the vehicle is still being investigated and no ID has been made on the body inside.

The vehicle and the body were located late yesterday evening by some landowners in the area.

The Tishomingo County Sheriffs Department will be issuing a formal press release shortly.

A local man was reported missing to the Tippah County Sheriffs Department earlier this week.

Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at editor@tippahnews.com

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