Body found near railroad tracks ID’d as Mississippi man reportedly living outside house after fire

Published 5:19 am Wednesday, July 3, 2024

The body of a Mississippi man reportedly forced to live outside after a house fire was found along a set of railroad tracks Tuesday afternoon,

WTVA in Tupelo reports that officials from Lowndes County identified the body found by a railroad worker performing a routine inspection.

The body was identified as that of Marty Atkins, 62, who officials believe was living in the area after a fire forced him out of the house he was living in.

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Atkins’ body was discovered underneath a downed hunting stand at approximately 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Officials said foul is not suspected in the case.