Body found near RR tracks in Pass Christian

PASS CHRISTIAN, MS (WLOX) - Officials in Pass Christian are trying to identify a body found Friday in a wooded area off Clarence Road. The badly decomposed body was found north of the railroad tracks in a pile of tires and rubbish.

WLOX News spoke with the person who found the body Friday afternoon. He told us he first noticed a terrible smell in the area and thought it was a dead animal. But then he spotted a human foot in a pile of rubbish and immediately called police.

Investigators said the victim was likely a woman, but they can't be sure just yet. An autopsy is expected Saturday morning.

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