Authorities identify body found in George County

GEORGE COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - We now know the identity of the man found dead near a pipeline in George County's Bexley community Wednesday. Joshua Gautier, 23, is from George County.

An autopsy set for Thursday will determine how long Gautier had been dead when he was discovered, and how he may have died. Investigators do suspect foul play, but aren't releasing many details.

Pipeline workers found Gautier's body around 1pm Wednesday. If you have any information that could help solve this case, call the George County sheriff's Department or call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-313-8477.

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