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Man missing since run from authorities found dead in woods

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LEAKE COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is assisting the Leake County Sheriff's Department in the investigation of a body found in Leake County earlier today.

The victim has been identified as 28-year-old Cortez Aliandiae Coburn of Philadelphia, MS.

Coburn had been missing since January 29th when he fled authorities.

Deputies checked on Coburn after his vehicle ran out of gas at 1039 Mars Hill Road in Leake County.

Authorities conducted a routine records check and found outstanding misdemeanor warrants for Coburn's arrest. When the deputies asked Coburn about the warrants, he fled into the woods.

Coburn's body was found about a quarter mile off Mars Hill Road by a National Guard helicopter crew.

The body has been transported to the State Medical Examiner's Office where an autopsy will be performed. Officials continuing an investigation.

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