The body of Oscar E. "Pete" Guinn, Jr., 83, of Newport was found late Monday night.

Guinn had been reported missing by family at around 9:47 p.m. that day when he had failed to come home from working on some of his farm land East of Weldon. Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Jackson County Road 144 at 10:18 p.m. after receiving a call that Guinn had been located. Police believe that Guinn had accidentally slipped while cleaning a drainage tile and drowned.