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Missing teen found dead in Harrison County

Missing teen found dead in Harrison County
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POSTED: Wednesday, December 28, 2011 - 2:59pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, December 28, 2011 - 3:05pm

Harrison County authorities have found the body of a missing man in a heavily wooded area south of Marshall.

Officials received a call regarding a missing person from Marshall, Texas on Tuesday at around 10:00 p.m. Deputies were told that Jeremy Grinnell, 19, had last been seen at his workplace, but had left and did not clock out. The vehicle that the missing person had driven to work was at the residence; however, a motorcycle was missing. The family found a letter that the missing person left behind at the residence and in the letter, the missing person made several apology references to his family.

Deputies tried to find Grinnell during a search at night and received assistance from the Texas Department of Public Safety helicopter unit in Longview, Texas. The search continued through the night and another team of searchers re-grouped and began at daybreak with tracking dogs from the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office and the Shreveport Fire Department.

At around 11:30 AM, the missing person’s motorcycle and coat were found in a heavily wooded area south of Marshall-Leigh Rd. and Long John Rd. in the Scottsville area of the county. Tracking dogs followed a scent path from the area of the discovery to the location where a body was found. The deputies blocked off the area and a crime scene investigation has been initiated.

The body of the missing person was pronounced dead by J.P. Westy Meisenheimer and an autopsy has been ordered.

Information from Harrison County Sheriff's Department

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