Body recovered in Mississippi creek sent to crime lab

Published 6:06 am Wednesday, September 20, 2023

A body has been sent to the Mississippi State Crime Lab after it was recovered from a creek Tuesday,

Officials from the Rankin County Sheriff’s Office said the body was recovered from Richland Creek near the Richland Bridge-Levee Road.

Officers from the Richland Police Department are assisting the Jackson Police Department, which is leading the investigation.

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The body was sent to the State Crime Lab for an autopsy to confirm the cause and manner of death, as well as confirm the victim’s identity.