Body found in Miss. Sound could be missing Georgia man

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) – Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove tells The Sun Herald dental records of a man reported missing from Georgia could help identify remains of a man found floating in the Mississippi Sound. Hargrove says a fisherman was checking crab pots just before 9:30 a.m. Wednesday when he found a man's body near Gulfport. The Gulfport Fire Department and Coast Guard sent boats with divers to recover the body. Authorities learned a man from Georgia had been reported missing, and his vehicle was found near the beach parked along U.S. Highway 90.
Hargrove says the man's family is sending dental records to the coroner's office to see if the records identify the remains as their loved one. The cause of death has not been released. --- Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com © 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

More Local

Health care boosting Coweta's economic outlook

Coweta County has taken the lead as the strongest job market in the Three Rivers region over the past year with an employment gain of 8.1 pe ... Read More


Two injured in rollover accident

Two teenage girls were injured and transported to the hospital after their vehicle overturned multiple times on Highway 154 Thursday. About ... Read More


Suspicious van harbors harmless investigator

A number of SummerGrove residents recently noticed a suspicious man who was allegedly watching children in their neighborhood from a gray va ... Read More


Downtown cleanup Saturday

Operation Cleanup, a trash pickup project for the back streets of downtown Newnan, will be held Saturday from 8 to 10 a.m. Everyone is invit ... Read More


New retail bakery coming to Newnan

Your Chef to Go Inc. will be expanding their catering business to include a retail bakery, as the Newnan City Council approved its rezoning ... Read More

Historical society exhibit open this weekend

The Newnan-Coweta Historical Society will be opening two new exhibits this weekend. The Simple Pleasures national photo contest open Sunday ... Read More