Authorities struggle to ID body found floating in pond

Authorities struggle to ID body found floating in pond

ST. MARTIN, MS (WLOX) - Authorities in Jackson County are struggling to identify a body found in a pond at a St. Martin apartment complex.

Officials tell us the body is a Hispanic adult man, and no missing person reports match the man's description.

Chief Deputy John Ledbetter, with the Jackson County Sheriff's Department, said maintenance workers discovered the body Monday afternoon at the Reserve at Gulf Hills apartment complex.

Capt. Chris Stratton said Tuesday the body has been sent to Jackson for an autopsy, and that process could take a while, because there is no apparent cause of death.

Stratton said investigators have to wait for the autopsy results to determine if foul play is involved.

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