UPDATE: Haywood authorities said they have a discovered a body buried near the Hillsville Loop address of Kevin Watson. Officials are working to positively identify the remains. The body will be sent for autopsy and further identification.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man wanted by Haywood County authorities has been apprehended, according to a source from the US Marshals.

In a statement, the Haywood County Sheriff Billy Garrett Jr. said deputies from the Haywood Sheriff’s Office apprehended Kevin Watson after a tip stating he wanted to turn himself in. Watson has been arrested on first degree murder charges and is being held without bond at the Haywood County Jail.

Sheriff Garrett said they will release more information as it becomes available.

According to the Haywood Sheriff, Britney Anderson Watson was last seen in the company of her ex-husband Kevin Watson. Kevin was wanted by the U.S. Marshals and the Haywood County Sheriff’s Department for first-degree murder of his ex-wife.

Britney Watson was last seen with her ex-husband Kevin Watson at their home on Hillville Loop before her disappearance on January 7.

Teams have been extensively searched the home and surrounding areas for several days. It is believed that Kevin is on foot in the rural area of Haywood County.