Officials identify man found dead behind Gulfport store

Officials identify man found dead behind Gulfport store
Officials have identified the man found behind a Gulfport Dollar General located on Creosote Road.

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Officials have released the identity of the man found dead behind a Gulfport Dollar General.

Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove identified the man as Cory Cowick, 29, of Gulfport. He had previously been reported missing to Gulfport Police.

“Friends and family have been out looking for him, and they got information that this may have been his last location,” Gulfport Police Sgt. James Griffin previously told WLOX News Now. “They came here and were a part of locating the subject.”

Cowick’s body was discovered Tuesday afternoon behind the store located in the 1400 block of Creosote Road.

Hargove ruled the death as accidental. This is an ongoing investigation.

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