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Coroner: Missing man's death a homicide

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Ricky Saxton  (Source: Yazoo County Sheriff's Dept.) Ricky Saxton (Source: Yazoo County Sheriff's Dept.)
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Searchers in Yazoo County have found Ricky Saxton's body near his truck in a wooded area near Dale and Wildwood Roads. Coroner Ricky Shivers says the death is being investigated as a homicide.

Yazoo County Sheriff Jacob Sheriff says it appears Saxton was shot in the back of the head, execution style, with a .22 caliber weapon.

Saxton had been missing since Wednesday, and the Yazoo County Sheriff's Department and other law enforcement agencies were searching for him.

He was found early Thursday afternoon near his truck, which was parked next to another vehicle at what appears to be an abandoned house.

Saxton owns a wrecker service and told someone he was going to pick up a vehicle Wednesday afternoon and hadn't been heard from since.

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