Daryl Jenkins found dead after 6 months, What happened to the 38 year-old Mississippi man after went missing?

Daryl Jenkins found dead after 6 months, What happened to the 38 year-old Mississippi man after went missing?

The body of Daryl Jenkins was found in a field near the Washington-St. Tammany Parish line months after he was reported missing. Let’s find out what happened to Daryl Jenkins and how he was found dead after 6 months after went missing in detail.

How are Daryl Jenkins remains found?

St. Tammany Parish Coroner Dr. Charles Preston yesterday identified the person whose remains were found near the Washington-St. Tammany Parish line last month.


On Jan. 18, skeletal remains were discovered in a field and the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office launched an investigation. The coroner’s office said in a statement on Friday that DNA testing was used to identify the remains.  On Jan. 20, Preston’s office was asked to join the investigation and acquired DNA from the remains on Jan. 24.

On Feb. 6, the DNA analysis was completed and loaded into the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS), a national database of genetic records.

The following day, CODIS reported a preliminary match, which was confirmed yesterday morning. The decedent has been positively identified as Daryl D. Jenkins, who was 38 when he was last seen in July 2022.

Jenkins was reported as a missing person to the Picayune, Mississippi, Police Department in September. Picayune Police have notified his next of kin.

“Mystery solved”

“I’m extremely grateful for the cooperation and assistance of the St. Tammany Parish Coroner in bringing us closer to resolution on this case,” said Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal. “We often rely on our justice system partners in other parishes, and we appreciate this quick work.”

“Tragedy and crime don’t recognize geo-political boundaries,” Preston said. “Ours is the only Coroner’s Office in the state with its DNA lab, and we’re fortunate to have the ability to provide quick turnaround for local law enforcement agencies.

Hopefully, providing the identification of Mr. Jenkins will bring Sheriff Seal and the Picayune Police closer to solving this mystery and giving closure to the decedent’s family.”

Daryl Jenkins missing case: Explained

Daryl Jenkins has not been seen or heard from since July 15, 2022. He is missing from Picayune, Mississippi. Jenkins may have ties to Hancock County and Louisiana.

If you have any information regarding Mr. Jenkins or his whereabouts, please contact Pearl River County Central Dispatch at (601)749-5478. To turn your tip in anonymously, call Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers at (877)787-5898 or submit the tip online at: www.mscoastcrimestoppers.com.

Daryl Jenkins

Ongoing Investigation

(WVUE) – Washington Parish, Louisiana – A 38-year-old man who vanished last summer and was reported missing was found dead in a field in Washington Parish last month.

According to the authorities, Daryl Jenkins’ skeleton remains were discovered on January 18 in a field close to the border of Washington and St. Tammany Parish.

A hiker discovered what seemed to be human bones while looking for arrowheads in the woods close to the parish line, according to a spokeswoman for the sheriff of Washington Parish.

Jenkins was last seen in July 2022, and the Picayune, Mississippi police were notified of his disappearance in September. The Coroner’s Office and the Sheriff’s Office for Washington Parish are still looking into the death’s cause and circumstances.


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