The Coahoma County Sheriff’s Department has located what they believe to be a missing man inside his vehicle and has sent the body to the Mississippi Crime Lab for an autopsy to confirm the identity and cause of death.
Joe Willie Giles has been missing since September, prompting a search by family and an extensive investigation by the Coahoma County Sheriff’s Department.
The tan 2003 Chevy Tahoe was registered to Giles.
Authorities said they received a call saying a vehicle was in a field off of Friars Point Road near Highway 1 and that a body was inside.
Giles was last seen leaving his residence in Friars Point, Wednesday, Sept. 16, at about 9 p.m.
Giles is described as a 6-foot, 2-inches tall, African American with light skin and approximately 255-pounds. He is 53-years-old and stocky in build and appearance.
Authorities have interviewed a number of people about Giles’ disappearance and continue to seek tips and clues to his whereabouts.
Giles’ sister, Lynn Giles, said she has contacted the FBI, and done a phone search to find her brother. She said the phone search was traced to a street in Clarksdale.
“He was a Navy veteran and a retired school teacher and he has never just gone missing,” said Lynn Giles.
Anyone with information about Giles disappearance or the most recent developments in this case is asked call the Coahoma County Sheriff’s Office at 662-624-2411, 662-624-3083, 662-624-3085 or simply dial 911.