Dead body found inside vehicle in ditch along rural Mississippi road. Homicide investigation underway.

Published 6:00 am Friday, July 15, 2022

A homicide investigation has been launched after deputies found a dead man inside a vehicle in a ditch along a rural Mississippi highway.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Department reports that deputies responded to a call about the vehicle in a ditch on County Road 1438 around 8:20 Thursday morning.

Upon arrival, deputies found a dead man in the vehicle.

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After further investigation, officials believe the death is related to an incident at a residence near where the victim was found.

Investigators are working the case as a homicide.