Missing Guardsman Found Dead - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Hollandale 05/13/07

Missing Guardsman Found Dead

The search has ended for a Mississippi National Guardsman missing for three weeks.

The body of 21 year old Louis Scott Jr. was found Saturday in a creek on Old Highway 61 near Hollandale.

Washington County coroner Methel Johnson has not ruled out foul play; however, she said Scott's' body was in an advanced stage of decomposition.

The Mississippi Valley State University student was last seen in the early hours of April 22nd in Leland.

Family spokesman, Dr. Eddie Carthan, said a fisherman spotted Scott's car in the water and alerted authorities.

Family members believe foul play is involved and are planning to hold a news conference in the coming days.

Scott was found strapped inside his submerged 1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo.

The coroner said there were no obvious wounds to body.

An autopsy has been scheduled.

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