- Associated Press - Thursday, September 11, 2014

BOVINA, Miss. (AP) - The body of an Iowa truck driver was found Wednesday night at a Mississippi rest area along Interstate 20 between Vicksburg and Bovina in Warren County.

Sheriff Martin Pace tells The Vicksburg Post (https://bit.ly/1qNPoRN ) a man walking on a trail near the rest area found the body shortly after 7 p.m.

Deputy Coroner Kelda Bailess says the body was identified as that of 56-year-old John Robert Gruber of Ottumwa.

Pace says Gruber’s truck was located at the rest area and impounded.

Authorities did not disclose apparent cause of death but say an autopsy will be scheduled.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol and Mississippi Bureau of Investigations are involved in the investigation.

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Information from: The Vicksburg Post, https://www.vicksburgpost.com

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