Body found in lake identified as former Mississippi State football player

Published 5:47 pm Wednesday, February 12, 2020

The body of a former Mississippi State football player was found in a lake earlier this week, a state newspaper reported Wednesday afternoon.

The Clarion-Ledger reported that Lee County Coroner Carolyn Green confirmed the identity of a body found Monday was Philemon Jones.

The 27-year-old Jones was known as P.J. when he played for the MSU Bulldogs. He was a member of the team from 2011 to 2014.

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The newspaper reported that investigators said they did not see any signs of foul play or immediate indications of the cause of death.