Body Of Missing Jackson County Fisherman Found

The body of the missing Jackson County fisherman has been found. According to Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd, the body of 64-year-old Oliver Jones was recovered shortly before 10:00am Sunday morning in the Escatawpa River.

The Pascagoula man had been missing since Tuesday when he didn't come home from a fishing trip on Black Creek.

Byrd says his body was found floating about half a mile down stream from where his boat was recovered.

The Jackson County Sheriffs Search and Rescue team were responsible for the recovery of the body.

An autopsy will be conducted on Monday, but foul play is not suspected.