TUNICA, Miss. — The body of a missing 2-year-old boy was recovered Wednesday, three days after he slipped into the Mississippi River with his sister and a family member, Tunica County authorities said.
The body was spotted by a helicopter, floating near Dundee, Mississippi, Sheriff KC Hamp said. The body matched the description of Cortez Wilson, although official identification has not been made.
“Although this is a sad occasion the family is rejoicing,” Hamp said.
Cortez was the last of the three victims to be located.
Symphony Wilson, 29, the driver of the Chevrolet Suburban that lost control and went into the water Sunday, was located Monday inside that SUV.
Fiver-year-old Brenilah Moore was found the next day.
Authorities don’t yet know what may have happened to cause Wilson to lose control of the vehicle with two children inside as she dropped off a family member to work at a casino on the way to church.
Hamp said the body will be transported to the Mississippi crime lab in Jackson, where the family will go for positive ID.