Memphis student who went missing 1 day before graduation found dead near burning car
12/15/2022 3:48 pm PST
MEMPHIS (TCD) -- A 25-year-old man was found dead near a burning car not long after he was set to graduate from college but was reported missing.
On Dec. 12, Memphis Police issued a City Watch for BarShay Wilson, which said he left his friend’s house Dec. 9 but had not been seen since then. He was last seen on his phone on the 5900 block on Green Drive, but when his friend went out to find him, the friend was unable to locate Wilson. The friend reportedly obtained his location on the phone and saw Wilson was on the interstate, but then the phone went dead.
Later on Dec. 12, Memphis Police went to 11150 Highway 70 after receiving a call about a body. Police located a man with a gunshot wound, and they later confirmed him to be Wilson.
According to WREG-TV, Shelby County Sheriff’s Office deputies went to the area at 11:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, regarding a car on fire. A deputy reportedly found Wilson’s ID card in the vehicle after the fire was extinguished.
WHBQ-TV reports Wilson’s body was allegedly found buried under leaves and tree limbs.
Wilson was reportedly scheduled to graduate from the University of Memphis on Saturday, Dec. 10.
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