PURVIS, MS (WLOX) - Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel says that the body discovered near the Norfolk Southern train tracks had been identified.
46-year-old James Smith, of Jackson County was found by members of a train crew about 9 a.m. Wednesday about 20 feet off the tracks in a ditch. Rigel said it appeared the body been there at least a day.
Rigel says Smith was from the Moss Point area.
The exact cause of death is not known at this time and officials are waiting on the autopsy results.