UPDATE, WEDNESDAY: Memphis Police officially confirmed that the remains found in Arlington belonged to missing student BarShay Wilson.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — An ID for missing nursing student BarShay Wilson was found near a body in Arlington, Shelby County Sheriff’s Department confirmed.
A city watch was issued for the 25-year-old after he was supposed to graduate from the University of Memphis on Saturday but never showed up.
Deputies say they responded to a fire call and located a burning car on 11100 block of Hwy 70 around 11:30 p.m. on Friday.
After the fire was put out, a deputy found a burned ID in the door of the vehicle with Wilson’s information.
According to Memphis police, officers located a man’s body near the location on Monday night around 3:50 p.m. Police say he had been shot.
The identity of the victim has not yet been confirmed.
According to a police report, officers initially received a call from Wilson’s mother he had left home saying he was going to a party with friends Friday. However, she later received a call later from his friend saying he walked out of her home and has not returned.
A friend told police Wilson had been at her apartment approximately 15 minutes before he received a phone call and walked outside. She said she looked outside shortly after but Wilson was gone. His car was still parked outside.
The friend explained to investigators she was able to track his location. It showed that he was on the interstate but friends looked in the area and couldn’t find anything.