Officials investigating discovery of body along Mississippi highway Friday

Published 7:20 am Saturday, May 18, 2024

Mississippi authorities are investigating after a body was found along the side of a rural highway.

WTVA in Tupelo reports that traffic was diverted off Highway 178 east of Tupelo Friday after a body was discovered on the side of the road.

Officials from the Mississippi Highway Patrol confirmed the discovery Friday but offered no other details about the ongoing investigation.

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According to WTVA, the body was discovered in the Skyline community east of the Tupelo city limits near Grace Memorial Baptist Church.