Body of missing man found in wooded area in Tipton County, officials say

WATCH: Body of missing man found in wooded area in Tipton County, officials say

TIPTON CO., Tenn. — A body of a missing man was found in a wooded area in Tipton County around 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday.

Kenya Williams, a 47-year-old, was found several yards from where he was last seen.

Williams went missing 10 days ago when he was swept away by flood waters in a drainage ditch off Neal Road near the Covington Municipal Airport, according to the Tipton County Sheriff’s Office.

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Sheriff Pancho Chumley told FOX13 the water in the field was very high when Williams went missing March 13.

Williams' body was found just before 1 p.m. Tuesday.

"My deputies were walking on foot and they saw the deceased in the creek," Chumley said.

FOX13 went to Williams' home in Ripley, TN. His neighbor, Pamela Genesy, says he will be sorely missed.

"He was a good guy," Genesy said. "We always spoke and he'd do whatever he could for you."

An official cause of death has not yet been determined. Dr. Buffy Cook, Tipton County's medical examiner has ordered an autopsy at the West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center in Memphis.

Deputies are investigating Williams’ disappearance and will provide more information surrounding his death as it becomes available. They do not suspect foul play, however.