Body in unmarked grave linked to Mississippi murder case

Body in unmarked grave linked to Mississippi murder case
Jack Cowan was reported missing in December. (Source: WCBI)

HAMILTON, Miss. (AP) — Authorities searching for the body of a man killed more than a month ago discovered the remains buried at the edge of a Mississippi cemetery.

Monroe County Sheriff Kevin Crook says investigators recovered Jack Cowan’s body from an unmarked grave on the outskirts of a Hamilton-area cemetery Wednesday.

The Monroe Journal reports an autopsy is set to be performed soon.

Authorities say they began investigating in Mid-December after discovering Cowan’s burned car in Amory.

Crook says a missing person’s case was launched and investigators charged Tommy Gene Randolph and Brian Lee Hoover with murder and arson.

Authorities didn’t say what evidence led to the arrests.

Jack Cowan was reported missing in December.
Jack Cowan was reported missing in December. (Source: WCBI)