Body of Missing Lafayette Teen Found in River

Body of Missing Lafayette Teen Found in River

The body of a missing teen from Lafayette County was found Monday afternoon in the Yocona River, authorities stated.
LAFAYETTE CO., MS (abc24.com) - The body of a missing teen from Lafayette County was found Monday afternoon in the Yocona River, authorities stated.

19-year-old Steven Tyler Emerick was last seen around 8 p.m. on Monday, April 29 when he left sick from his job at Ashley Furniture.

His vehicle was recovered days later in a wooded area off Highway 328 in Taylor. Investigators said the ignition was still on and his cell phone and wallet were still inside.

Emerick's body has been sent to the Mississippi State Crime Lab to determine his exact cause of death.

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