Body in submerged truck identified as Big Point man

JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - Authorities have identified the man whose body was pulled from a reservoir off of Big Point Road Monday. Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd said John Jessie Helms, 33, was still inside his Chevy Silverado pick-up truck.

There was no missing persons report filed for the Big Point man, but the sheriff believes he had been in the water for at least a day. He does not suspect foul play at this time.

Crews removed the submerged truck Monday afternoon. Investigators believe Helms may have been driving along Big Point Road when he went off the road, overcompensated, and went into the reservoir.

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