MOSS POINT, MS (WLOX) - Moss Point Police have identified the man who was found dead in a car Tuesday afternoon.
Willie Burns Jr. was found by officers around 3:15 p.m. after someone reported a suspicious vehicle being parked in a wooded area on the north end of Earl Boulevard. When officers investigated the vehicle, they found the body of Burns inside the car.
Police chief Brandon Ashley said it does not appear Burns died from natural causes and that the death is being investigated as suspicious. The vehicle, a red 2007 Chrysler 300, is still being processed for evidence.
Anyone with information about this ongoing investigation is asked to contact Moss Police Detective Kevin Johnson or the Moss Point Police Department at 228-475-1723. You may also contact Crime Stoppers at 800-787-5898, or visit the Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers website to leave an anonymous tip.