Body found in Jackson County identified
Published: Aug. 8, 2022 at 11:46 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 10, 2022 at 6:51 AM CDT
JACKSON COUNTY, Miss. (WLOX) - The body of a man found in Jackson County Sunday has been identified.
Derek Deion Edwards, 39, of Moss Point was found in a wooded area behind a home in the Helena Community, according to Jackson County Coroner Bruce Lynd. The home was located on Lily Orchard Road, which is about 15 minutes from where Edwards lived.
Sheriff Mike Ezell says the death is “suspicious” and is being investigated by the department as a homicide.
An autopsy to determine how Edwards died will be performed Wednesday.
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