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Amber Alert update: Police confirm Katelyn Beard's body has been found

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JPD confirms car belonging to 17-year-old Katelyn Beard was found on Dutchman Row in Jackson. Source: WLBT JPD confirms car belonging to 17-year-old Katelyn Beard was found on Dutchman Row in Jackson. Source: WLBT
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Thompson leads officers around a field late Monday night. Thompson leads officers around a field late Monday night.
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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The search is over for the missing Mississippi 17-year-old at the center of the weekend Amber Alert.

Police confirm Katelyn Beard's body has been found.

Earlier, authorities called a coroner to Darden road, near the scene of a morning search.

Dewayne Thompson was taken into custody on Monday, just a few blocks away from a home where police say the teen was shot Sunday morning.

He's being charged with aggravated assault, kidnapping, and auto theft.

Monday night, Thompson was seen leading officers around a field in the Pocahontas area, but there is no clarification or information to confirm what this was about.

Crews were back out at that scene on Joe Coker road this morning.

Our reporter on the scene says several bags and clothes have been pulled out of the woods.

JPD confirms they've found her clothes in this search.

They were found on Lanewood drive in Madison County.

Beard was abducted Sunday morning between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. from 4244 Lynda Street in Jackson.

She was last seen in her car that was traveling east on Lynda Street in Jackson.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol issued an Amber Alert for Beard on Sunday night.

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