Police investigating suspicious death at abandoned house in Moss Point

The crime is being investigated as a homicide, said the police chief.

LIVE REPORT: Police investigating suspicious death at abandoned house in Moss Point

MOSS POINT, Miss. (WLOX) - The Moss Point Police Department is investigating the death of a man, whose body was found outside of a vacant home.

Crime scene tape and several officers surrounded the house Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. His body was found outside a house on Hubert Street, just off Second Street.

Investigators with the Moss Point Police Department are at an abandoned house investigating a possible suspicious death.
Investigators with the Moss Point Police Department are at an abandoned house investigating a possible suspicious death. (Source: Submitted)

According to Police Chief Brandon Ashley, a citizen smelled a foul order coming from the house. When that person went to find the source of the smell, the resident found a dead body.

Investigators believe the man to be in his late 40′s or 50′s, with salt & pepper hair and possibly some facial hair. He also appears to be 5′11″ or 6′1″ weighing around 175 to 190 lbs, according to authorities.

He was also found wearing plaid shorts, grey short sleeve button up, and brown shoes.

Ashley said the body appears to have been there for several days. The apparent cause of death has not yet been released. The police chief said an autopsy will be performed to determine how the victim died and whether foul play was involved or not.

The name of the deceased has not yet been released.

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