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UPDATE: Body found in Aberdeen, Mississippi

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ABERDEEN, Miss. (AP) - A coroner confirms that the initial results of an autopsy identify the body found in Monroe County as 25 year old Teresa Ewing.

Dental testing will be done Monday to confirm these initial findings.

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ABERDEEN, Miss. (KNOE 8 News, WCBI) - Aberdeen Police say they have found a body and are trying to determine if it is a woman who has been missing for almost three weeks.

"Around 11:00 a.m. we were made aware that Teresa's body had been found. Teresa Ewing, the lady that had been missing. Just proud that this has come to a close for her family," Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell tells WCBI, CBS affiliate in Tupelo.

The body is being taken for autopsy to confirm it's identity and the cause of death.

It is thought to be the body of Teresa Ewing, who has been missing since August 25. Aberdeen police and search volunteers found the remains.

"We started the search on the outskirts of Aberdeen and brought the search in after we canvassed all of the areas outside, then we started going into our city," said Chief Randle.

WCBI reports that authorities say the body was mostly intact but limbs were missing. Officials also collected bones from a nearby yard, but it's still unsure if the bones are human. A neighbor down the street, Shannon McKissick, told the police about the bones being near his home.

"I get up one morning and I see the bones in the yard. I had been looking at the bones for like, 2 to 3 maybe 4 days. But I've never known what it was cause my dogs usually pull up a deer or something. People throw away things down the road. But I had no idea what the bone was. But come to find out, they say it might be a human bone," said McKissick.

Officials tell WCBI they have several persons of interest in this investigation. According to the Monroe County coroner, the body has been taken down to Jackson for an Autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.

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