GUNTOWN – A 79-year-old man who had been missing for two days

GUNTOWN – A 79-year-old man who had been missing for two days was found dead Thursday afternoon near a watershed lake close to his home.

A helicopter search located the body of Rex House about noon Thursday off state Highway 341 in the Cedar Hill community.

Family members organized a search after House had been missing for about 15 hours. Cedar Hill volunteer firefighters joined the search but turned up nothing during their two days of searching, Cedar Hill firefighter Wayne Frideres said.

A helicopter from the North Mississippi Medical Center was called Thursday and was able to locate the body.

Authorities do not believe foul play was involved in the death, but House’s body has been sent to Jackson to the state crime lab for an autopsy.

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