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Body, vehicle recovered from Jackson County lake, sheriff says

Deputies with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office remove a Jeep Cherokee from Parker’s Lake on the morning of Monday, Oct. 8, 2018.
Deputies with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office remove a Jeep Cherokee from Parker’s Lake on the morning of Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. Jackson County Sheriff’s Office

Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell said the body of a man missing since Saturday night was recovered Monday morning.

Ezell said the body of Matthew Sloan, 32, was found inside a Jeep Cherokee vehicle that was discovered Sunday night submerged in Parker’s Lake.

“The vehicle was found in the lake off of Wade-Vancleave Road,” Ezell said. “It appears that Sloan hit the guardrail and went over the bridge.”

He said Wade-Vancleave Road was closed as the Jeep Cherokee was removed.

Ezell said some associates of Sloan said he had been missing since Saturday night.

He said deputies spotted a couple of men on the Pascagoula River Bridge on Wade-Vancleave Road with flashlights Sunday night.

“The men told the deputies that there was a vehicle in the river and they had a good idea of who it was,” he said.

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