Missing Jackson Woman, Jessica Hewitt’s Body Found

FLOWOOD, Miss. – Police have confirmed that the body of Jessica Hewitt has been found.

The 29-year-old of Jackson was reported missing Monday when she failed to pick up her child from daycare. After an intensive search along the levee, Flowood Police found her body on the bank of the Pearl River in Flowood Wednesday.

“A white female body was found in the river here in Flowood,” said Captain David Gammill. “All indication at this time, it is the female from Jackson we’ve been looking for.”Flowood Police have been working with Mississippi Bureau of Investigation. Authorities said they have questioned Hewitt’s husband, Hobbie Hewitt, about her disappearance.

While he is currently not a suspect, but he did arrive at the scene of her abandoned vehicle before investigators Tuesday.

Relatives said the two were recently separated.

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