Deceased body found in rural Alcorn County with gunshot wound

The body of an unidentified male was found dead of a gunshot wound in rural Alcorn County near the Tishomingo County line early Sunday morning.

From the Alcorn County Sheriffs Department:

On Sunday May 1, 2022 at approximately 4:15 a.m. the Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office received a call that a motorist had discovered a body in the roadway on County Road 182 in the Hopewell community.

Deputies and Investigators arrived on scene and discovered a black male with a gunshot wound deceased in the roadway. The case is being investigated as a homicide.

If anyone has any information please contact Inv. Caleb Marolt at the Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office at 662-286-5521.

No information has been released about the identity of the deceased as of press time.

Jon R Myers

Jon R Myers is he executive editor of the Mississippi New Group, the largest digital only media company in Mississippi.

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