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.