The body of a COLLEGE student has been found near a burned car after he disappeared while answering a phone call a few days ago.
Barshay Wilson, 25, disappeared Friday, two days before he was due to graduate from the University of Memphis in Tennessee.
Wilson, who is from Memphis, was last seen at a friend’s apartment in the southwest of the city on Friday night.
The prospective college grad arrived at the party around 8:35 p.m., his friend told police.
He was only there for about 15 minutes before disappearing.
According to a missing persons report by Action News 5, Wilson went outside to take a phone call.
Wilson’s friend said that she wanted to check on him a little later, but she couldn’t find him.
However, his car was still outside.
Wilson’s location was available by his friend until 9 p.m. that evening, and it showed he was on the freeway, according to the report.
The friend reportedly used a phone tracking device to locate Wilson.
Friends and family were very concerned when Wilson failed to show up for his graduation ceremony on Sunday.
On Monday, police officers found a man dead with a gunshot wound near Arlington’s water treatment plant.
The body was covered in leaves and branches and a burned car was found a few feet from the body, FOX13 reported.
Wilson’s ID was found in the car next to the passenger door.
Police later confirmed the body was Wilson’s.
No arrests have been announced and investigations are ongoing, police said.
Wilson was scheduled to graduate with his Bachelor of Science degree from his university’s College of Health Sciences on December 11.
“Our deepest condolences go out to the family, friends and classmates of our student #BarShayWilson,” the University of Memphis College of Health Sciences tweeted Wednesday.
“A beautiful soul is gone too soon.”
https://www.the-sun.com/news/6919879/missing-barshay-wilson-dead-car-fire-graduation/ Tragic update after University of Memphis student disappeared while walking outside to phone in burned car