Authorities confident recovered body is missing Aberdeen woman

Monroe StockBy Ray Van Dusen

Monroe Journal

ABERDEEN – Authorities are confident the body of a female recovered Friday from a wooded area off of Peacock Alley is that of Teresa Ewing, according to a statement from Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley.

“Chief [Henry] Randle and I attended the autopsy in Jackson this morning. From visual evidence, we are confident that the remains found Friday on Peacock Alley in south Aberdeen are that of Teresa Ewing,” Gurley said in the statement.

Ewing, 25, was reported missing by her family on Aug. 25.

Numerous law enforcement agencies had been joined with volunteers on searches throughout the Aberdeen area to find Ewing since the investigation was launched.

At this time the body remains in the custody of the state medical examiner for further examination.

According to Gurley, no other information will be released at this time.

Randle could not be reached Saturday. On Friday, Randle said someone is in custody related to the case and said charges will be filed related to the discovery of the body. He did not provide information on who is in custody.

The Monroe County Coroner’s Office, Aberdeen Police, Mississippi Bureau of Investigation and the state medical examiner are continuing to investigate the death.

ray.vandusen@journalinc.com