On Dec. 26, officers with the Mobile Police Department responded to a report of a deceased person located in a wooded area on Shelton Beach Road Extension between Moffett and Bearfork Roads. Authorities arrived on scene shortly before noon.

According to police, the deceased was transported to the Alabama Department of Forensic Science, where he was identified as 20 year-old Timothy Javon Williams, who was last seen in Prichard Dec. 16. The cause of death is pending an autopsy.

Homicide detectives with the Mobile Police Department are continuing the investigation.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call Mobile Police at (251) 208-7211, CrimeStoppers at (251) 208-7000 or text Mobile Police Intel at CRIMES (274637) and include the keyword CRIME411.

Updated Dec. 27 to include the identification of the body.