Body found, possibly missing man
The Hancock County Sheriff’s Department is working with investigators in New Orleans to identify a decomposing body found wrapped in carpet near I-10 yesterday.
Fifty-four year-old Philip Whitaker was last seen in Harrison County and has been reported missing since November 8th.
Hancock County Investigator Glenn Grannon tells News 25 the body was rolled up in a piece of carpet by an on-ramp and that at this time coroners have been unable to determine an identity or a cause of death.
News 25 will continue to update you as information is released.