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Missing man's body found in an Edwards lake

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EDWARDS, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

It was a tragic Mother's Day for an Edwards woman who had to identify the body of her missing son after it was recovered from a lake.

Hinds County deputies and search teams located the body in Lake Adanac behind the American Legion Post in Edwards.

Lavernist Sizer, 26, of Edwards was pulled from the lake around seven o'clock Sunday evening.

Investigators said he was last seen at the American Legion Post and went missing around midnight.

When Sizer did not return home, his family contacted the sheriff's department. His body was located about 50 feet from the water's edge.

"We found what appeared to be a show that belonged to the deceased near the banks of the lake and we got with family and they identified that shoe as possibly belonging to the deceased and that is what led us to the body," said Lt. Jeffery Scott with the Hinds County Sheriff's Department.

Authorities do not suspect foul play. An autopsy will be conducted to determine the actual cause of death.

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