By Heartland News
PEMISCOT COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - The Pemiscot County Sheriff's Office identifies the body of a man found in a wooded area just east of I-55 Tuesday afternoon.
Pemiscot County Sheriff Tommy Greenwell says Gordon Lee Williams, 62, of Harrogate, Tennessee died of a gunshot wound in a possible suicide.
The body's decomposition indicates it had been there for more than a month.
A construction worker resurfacing I-55 found Williams' body along Highway H near I-55 shortly before 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Williams abandoned vehicle was towed from the 11.2 mile marker on I-55 on March 15.
The Pemiscot County Sheriff's Office, Missouri Highway Patrol's division of Drug and Crime Control, and the Pemiscot County Coroner's Officer are continuing the investigation.