Mississippi police say body found in river by fisherman may have been murdered

Published 10:37 am Thursday, April 2, 2020

A body found in the Big Black River has been identified as a Mississippi man who had been missing since February.

Yazoo County Coroner Rickey Shivers says an autopsy will be done on 36-year-old Phillip Dunn.

WLBT-TV reports that a fisherman called police Sunday after finding the body tangled up in limbs in the river near state Highway 16.

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Yazoo County Sheriff Jacob Sheriff says his department is investigating the case as a possible homicide.

Dunn’s car was found Feb. 11 abandoned on U.S. Highway 49. Sheriff’s department investigator Terry Gann tells WAPT-TV that blood was found in the car.