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Body found in field burned beyond recognition

BROOKHAVEN, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

We have new information on the discovery of a body this week in Brookhaven.

Police Chief Bobby Bell said the person was burned beyond recognition. The remains were found Wednesday afternoon in an open field on Washington Street.

 They are believed to be that of a man, but no identification has been made. The body was found not far from the roadway by an officer on routine patrol.

Chief Bell said there are several missing persons reports in the city and surrounding area, but no confirmation that any match the victim.

 It is not known how long the person was in the field before being found.

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