Body found in wooded area in Moss Point

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A body was discovered in Moss Point on Saturday morning in a wooded area off of Molden Street.

Authorities in Moss Point received a call just after 10 a.m. after a search party came across a badly decomposed body.

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According to Moss Point Police Chief Brandon Ashley, the search party was looking for Shawn Martin, a Moss Point man who was reported missing more than three weeks ago.

Sources and family members are saying that the body found is Martin.

Chief Ashley tells News 25 that he expects the identification process to take a couple of days.