Body of Missing Louisville Boy Found

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press
Winston County Coroner Scott Gregory says searchers found the body of 8-year-old Tyler Tucker Thursday afternoon.

Tyler Tucker

Jackson, Miss.
Mississippi's 14th victim from Monday's tornadoes has been found. Winston County Coroner Scott Gregory says searchers found the body of 8-year-old Tyler Tucker Thursday afternoon.

Tucker's body was found about 200 yards north of where the body of his mother, 31-year-old Terri Tucker, was found Tuesday.

The Tuckers and 44-year-old Sean Fowler, who lived together, were thrown hundreds of yards from their Louisville home, destroyed by a tornado Apr. 28.

Seven other Winston County residents died from storm injuries. Four died elsewhere in Mississippi.

Authorities looked for Tucker for days, using cadaver dogs and a computerized tracking system.

A search and rescue team from Meridian Homeland Security found him about 3 p.m. Thursday in a heavily wooded area on Louisville's east side.

Gregory says Tucker died of massive head trauma.


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