Coroner: Man found dead behind Gulfport shopping center was homeless

Published: Jan. 1, 2015 at 8:41 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 1, 2015 at 9:06 PM CST
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A man's body was discovered Thursday afternoon in a drainage ditch behind Crossroads Shopping Center in Gulfport.

Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove said the 54-year-old white man was found around 2:15pm by two of his friends. Officials said all three are homeless.

An autopsy will be conducted to determine exactly how the man died. His name is being withheld until his family can be notified.

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