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    Update: Police Find Missing Camden Woman's Body In Creek

    10:38 PM, Mar 3, 2008   |    comments
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    The five-day search for Keaton Byrd ended Monday evening when search crews found her body in Two Bayou Creek. Earlier Monday, Sgt. Tami Poole said searchers found Byrd’s Nissan beneath the waters of the creek just off Highway 279 in Camden. "Her friends have been driving up and down the roads that she is known to go down looking to see if there are any tire tracks," explains Poole. "That is when we got this call. A friend of hers did find what appeared to be fresh tire tracks." Braving difficult weather conditions, the coroner stood by while cadaver dogs and dive teams searched the Creek. On-lookers shielded themselves from the rain with their umbrellas while search crews looked for Byrd. "She doesn't go a day without talking with her mother. She wouldn't go this long without talking to her," says Poole. Byrd’s step-father, Jim Coleman, tells Today's THV it may be a tragic accident because of the tire tracks, the front end damage to the car and the fact that the door windows were still rolled up. He says there's a chance she tried to escape through the sun roof and drowned. Police don't believe foul play is involved, however Byrd's body will be sent to the state crime lab for an autopsy. Police say Byrd was last seen Feb. 27. Byrd told her family she was bringing a friend home to spend the night, but she never showed up. Police are calling this a tragic accident.

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