ANNA -- Police in Anna say the body of a man missing since September was found in a field early Tuesday morning.

An officer was driving along West White Street with his windows down early Tuesday at about 2:45 a.m. when he smelled something strange. While investigating, he found a body in a field with tall grass less than 100 feet off the roadway.

The victim was identified as Anthony Taylor Gurley, 43, who was reported missing on Sept. 18.

The crime scene is still being processed and police will release new information as it develops.