Three teens charged in murder of 14-year-old found dead at Mississippi oil well site

Published 3:52 pm Sunday, December 3, 2023

Three Mississippi teens have been charged with the September death of a 14-year-old found dead near an oil well site.

Jefferson Davis County Sheriff’s Deputies, along with the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, Prentiss Police Department and Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department, have arrested three males involved in the murder of Hayden Burke.

Kadarrian “KD” Johnson, 17, Kenneth Hester III, 18, and Johnathan Berry, 18, all of Prentiss, have been arrested and charged.

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Burke, 14, of Carson, was found Sept. 6 at an oil well site on Whitesand Church Road by an inspector. He died of multiple gunsbot wounds.

This is an ongoing investigation.