Unidentified dead man found in vacant house has police searching for clues

Published 10:22 pm Monday, May 25, 2020

Police in a Mississippi city are investigating after they found a dead man inside an abandoned house.

Interim Meridian Police Chief Charles Coleman tells The Meridian Star that the body of an African American man was found around 10 a.m. Monday.

The victim, who was shot in the chest, has not been identified.

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Police have not identified a suspect or motive in the case, Coleman said.

Lauderdale County Coroner Clayton Cobler said the man, who was between 16 and 25 years old, could have been been killed around 10 p.m. on Sunday.

The body is expected to be taken to the state crime lab in Pearl on Tuesday for an autopsy.