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Sheriff: Beach death could be a homicide

LONG BEACH, MS (WLOX) -

Investigators now believe a Gulfport man found dead on the beach Tuesday morning may have been murdered.

Tuesday evening, authorities identified the victim as Jeffery Glenn Bennett III, 29, of Gulfport.

Bennett's body was found by a jogger around 6am just east of the USM Gulf Park Campus.

Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said a gun was found near the nude body, and initially they believed the man may have committed suicide. But further investigation revealed new clues that called that into question.

An autopsy was completed Tuesday, but Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove told WLOX News the cause of death will not released at this time because the case remains under investigation.

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