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Construction workers find body floating in Gulfport ditch

(Photo source: WLOX) (Photo source: WLOX)
(Photo source: WLOX) (Photo source: WLOX)
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

Gulfport police are investigating a body found floating in a ditch near Three Rivers Road and Rippy Road on Friday. Authorities say this is an open investigation that will be treated as a homicide.

Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove said the body of a white man was found floating face down in a ditch by construction workers, and it appears it had been there for several days to a week. Hargrove said a foul smell led workers to the body.

Hargrove said the body will be taken to Jackson for an autopsy. He said a wallet was found with the body, but investigators haven’t gone through it yet.

Gulfport firefighters assisted with the body removal, and they wore hazardous material suits while retrieving the body. 

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