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Police investigate murder in west Jackson

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A man was found dead in a home on 321 Ethel Mary Street, in West Jackson, Wednesday afternoon. Ethel Mary Street is off Prentiss Street.

The 31-year-old black male's body was found dead by a neighbor and police say it appears he had been shot in the back of the head.

Jackson police are trying to contact family members before releasing the victim's name.

Cassandra Welchlin, president of the neighborhood association, said Ethel Mary is a quiet street and most of the homes are occupied by the owners.

She said, "It is a rental home and there have been problems there in the past; maybe 3 years ago it was a drug house, but the owners got those folks out of there and the person been living here has been very quiet."

JPD spokesman, Officer Colendula Green said there have been 47 homicides and one pending in Jackson, so far, this year. She said there were 59 this time last year.

We'll have more information as it becomes available.

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