Coroner: Man whose body was found in burned car along rural Mississippi road died of gunshot wounds

Published 6:59 am Wednesday, July 7, 2021

The man found inside a burned vehicle outside a small Mississippi community had reportedly been shot before he died.

WJTV in Jackson reports that officials from the Pike County Coroner’s Office confirmed that 20-year-old Derecus Conerly had died of gunshot wounds.

Conerly’s body was found  on June 28 in  a burned car along a road just outside of Summit, Mississippi, in Pike County.

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Before the car fire, Conerly had been reported missing by family members who had reached out to the public for help.

Conerly’s body was later identified through fingerprint analysis.