Arkansas teen found dead in Mississippi forest after leaving home to watch movie with classmate

13 days ago

Yalobusha County news, Mississippi news.

The suspicious death of an Arkansas teen is being probed as a homicide after his remains were found in a Mississippi national forest three days after his disappearance.

Fredarrious Wilson's body was located in a secluded area of Mississippi at around 11 a.m. Wednesday. His mom told police that he left their West Memphis home at around 5 p.m. Sunday to go watch a movie with a classmate.

Detectives tracked Wislon's phone to the Holly Springs National Forest in Yalobusha County, Mississippi, which is more than 90 minutes from his home, and a search for him started on Tuesday.

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    “Sadly, it wasn't the outcome we wanted,” Sheriff Jerimaine Gooch said.

    “Our focus is on this investigation, making an arrest, and providing answers and closure for his family. Our prayers go out to them.”