UPDATE: 04/13/2023

NATCHEZ, Miss. (WJTV) – Adams County Sheriff Travis Patten said the human remains were identified as 45-year-old Christopher Lee Sanders.

According to Patten, Sanders’ body wasn’t bound or restrained in the trunk. There also weren’t any wounds that were immediately noticeable.

He said the cause of death is unknown, but the investigation is ongoing. He added that there are two persons of interest in custody.

NATCHEZ, Miss. (WJTV) – Human remains found in the truck of a vehicle in Natchez are believed to be those of a missing Louisiana man.

The Natchez Democrat reported the remains were found around 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 12 on Cindy Lane in Natchez.

Investigators with the Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office said 45-year-old Christopher Lee Sanders was reported missing on Tuesday. His family said he was last seen on April 4.

Authorities said one individual in a nearby house was detained for questioning.

Adams County Coroner James Lee told the newspaper that the remains were about a week old, and there was no identification card.

Adams County Sheriff Travis Patten said it’s unclear whether the death was accidental or intentional. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.