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Coroner: No evidence of foul play after human remains found in Pemiscot Co.

Jerry Carr Jr. (Source: Caruthersville Police Department) Jerry Carr Jr. (Source: Caruthersville Police Department)
PEMISCOT COUNTY, MO (KFVS) -

A death investigation is underway in Pemiscot County after human remains were found in a tree line right outside of Caruthersville on County Road 363.

According to the Pemiscot County Sheriff's Office, investigators are trying to determine if the remains might be those of Jerry Lynn Carr, 34, who was reported missing in August 2014.

According to the Pemiscot County coroner, the autopsy was completed on Thursday, July 2, but they still do not have a positive ID.

The coroner said they are waiting on DNA results before they release a name.

He said the remains are that of a man and there was no evidence of foul play. They are still investigating.

The sheriff's office reports a family member contacted Caruthersville police on Monday after finding what they believed to be the remains of Carr.

Caruthersville officers and Pemiscot County deputies responded to the area around 5:45 p.m. on Monday and did locate the remains.

Officers spent the evening gathering evidence. Personal identification found at the scene indicated the remains might be Carr.

The remains were taken to the Pemiscot County coroner.

Authorities from the Caruthersville Police Department, the Pemiscot County Sheriff's Department and the Missouri Highway Patrol's Division of Drug and Crime Control have been following leads into the disappearance of Carr since he was reported missing.

According to previous reports, Carr was last seen around midnight on Aug. 3, 2014 after leaving his home in Caruthersville, Mo.

He checked out of a mental health facility where he had been treated on the night of Aug. 2.

Authorities are investigating this as a homicide until it can be determined otherwise.

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