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AL teen identified as George Co. murder victim

Joshua Brandon Vallum (Photo source: George Co. Sheriff's Dept.) Joshua Brandon Vallum (Photo source: George Co. Sheriff's Dept.)
GEORGE COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

George County authorities have identified the murder victim whose body was found off Odom Road earlier this month.

Sheriff Dean Howell said 17-year-old Michael Christopher Wilkins, of Theodore, AL, was identified through DNA samples taken from suspected family members.

Wilkins' body was found buried in the woods on a property in the Rocky Creek community on June 2.

Josh Brandon Vallum, 28, remains behind bars with a $1 million bond. He is charged with murder in connection to the killing. He turned himself in to investigators the same day Wilkins' body was found.

Investigators have not yet uncovered a motive for the crime or released a possible connection between Wilkins and Vallum.

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