August 8, 2020

Body found in lake identified as former Mississippi State football player

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.

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