Police: Body of missing man found

Published 4:26 pm Saturday, December 17, 2011

Sumter County officials confirmed Saturday evening that they have found a body whom they believe to be a missing Boligee man.

Authorities say a fisherman found the body of Corey Murphy Saturday morning on the banks of the Tombigbee River near Epes.

Murphy had been missing since Dec. 3, when he was seen at the Alabama Championship Barbeque Competition in Demopolis.

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The truck Murphy was last seen driving was found the following day, wrecked at the Greene/Sumter County line. A search had been ongoing for the past two weeks.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.