Coroner: Homeless man was beaten to death

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - In Biloxi, a man believed to be homeless was found dead Thursday morning, and police are treating the case as a homicide.

Authorities were called to the woods near Jim Money and Pass Roads around 9:30am. There they found the body of a white man in his 60s. He has since been identified as Michael Flatts, 65.

Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove said Flatts died from blunt force trauma.

Investigators said his body was found in the area of the make-shift homeless camp. Flatts was known to live in the woods south of Our Lady of Fatima.

If you have any information that could help police, call Crime Stoppers at 1-877-787-5898.

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