Body Found Along the Side of a Road in Tallapoosa County

Dadeville, Al. (WSFA) -- The Tallapoosa County Sheriff's Department says it has found the body of a missing Dadeville man.

Eighteen year-old Mark Jorgen Klippstein was last seen walking from his home at 4833 Highway 49 around 8 o'clock Sunday night. He was apparently going to some local stores.

A Missing Person report was filed Tuesday and officials found his body Wednesday morning.

Investigators say Klippstein's body was found in the wood line adjacent to the road less than 500 yards from his home.

A joint investigation between the Alabama State Troopers and the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences is ongoing.

Preliminary reports indicate he might have been struck by a vehicle.