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Missing Baytown police officer found dead in field in Cove
Cove, TX

The Baytown police officer who disappeared earlier this month was found dead Tuesday in a grassy field, authorities said.

John Stewart Beasley went missing Thursday around 3:30 p.m. after he walked away from his home in Cove, which is just east of Baytown.

The 46-year-old's family reported him missing that evening, and afterward Chambers County sheriff's deputies, Baytown police and two canine teams launched a search.

The sheriff's department initially said they'd seen "no indications of foul play" but were investigating "all possible leads and scenarios."

Then on Tuesday morning, authorities made a grim discovery along FM 565 near a home that was not Beasley's.