Body of Mississippi County man found in ditch

JONESBORO, AR  (KAIT) – Officers believe remains found in a ditch in Mississippi County belong to a man who has been missing since December, 2013. According to Mississippi County Sheriff Dale Cook, Edward Freeman, 49, of Wilson went missing and hasn't been seen since.

Cook said he's waiting for the Arkansas State Crime Lab to positively identify the body.

According to Cook, the body was found less than a mile north of Wilson, Arkansas. Cook said a farmer spotted the body in a ditch near his land.

Freeman was last seen Tuesday, December 10 when he went to his ex-wife's home, according to his sister and niece. They reported the incident to Osceola Police shortly after the Thanksgiving holiday.

Freeman was last seen wearing a camouflage jacket, blue jeans and camouflage boots.

Cook said his department is awaiting the results of an autopsy, which could be finalized next week.

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