Paris Police found a decomposing body early this morning, according to Paris Police Chief Bob Hundley.
Hundley said Paris police officers were being assisted in the search for Ty Williams with tracking hounds from the TDCJ Choice Moore Kennel unit in Fannin County.
“They had started working in and around S.W. 4th where Mr. Williams was last known to be,” Hundley said. “While working in the area, the officers were approached by city workers who reported a strong odor around the gate area to the city compost collection site on S.W. 7th Street.”
He said officers found a body of a male about 30 feet south of the drive.
“Officers are still working on the identification of the person as the body is in a state of decomposition,” Hundley said. “Justice of the Peace Cindy Ruthart has ordered an autopsy, and the investigation will continue.”
Hundley said Williams’ family is aware of the discovery, and the identification of the body is still unknown. Williams has been missing since May 2, 2019.
At the time of the welfare concern, Paris Police Department’s Information Officer Curtis Garrett said there was no cause reported to indicate Williams was in any danger.