Body of Missing Man Found Under Yocona River Bridge

By Alyssa Schnugg
News Editor

Homer Myers, 73, was found dead Saturday under the Yocona River bridge after being missing for more than two weeks. Photo provided.

An Oxford man missing for more than two weeks has been found dead, according to the Oxford Police Department.

Homer Myers, 73, was last seen on Aug. 24 around 11 p.m. at his home in Twin Gates where he lived with family. He worked as a security guard in Water Valley on the third shift. Family learned he never showed up for work that night.

On Saturday, around 2:15 p.m., OPD and the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department responded to the Yocona River bridge on Highway 7 South after someone reported finding a deceased man. Myers’ body was discovered under the bridge.

His body was taken to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Jackson for an autopsy.

OPD did not say whether they suspected foul play or possible cause of death but announced they would release more information after the autopsy was conducted.

Myers’ daughter, Allison Myers, told last week that Myers had no vehicle and was not suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease. She said since her father worked the third shift, it was normal not to see him for several hours.

This is a developing story.



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