Police: Badly decomposed body discovered in wooded area of Moss Point

Updated: Apr. 13, 2019 at 12:08 PM CDT
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MOSS POINT, MS (WLOX) - Moss Point Police Chief Brandon Ashley confirms a body was found in a wooded area in Moss Point around 10 a.m. Saturday near Molden Street.

Officers from around the county are currently at the scene collecting evidence.

Ashley confirmed a search party for missing man Shawn Martin discovered the body. Investigators have not identified the body nor released a cause of death.

Jackson County Coroner Vicki Broadus says officials expect the identification process to take several days, and an anthropologist will be involved to help make the positive ID.

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