MPD Probes Death

Meridian police say they are looking for a suspect in a weekend death.

The victim, Oliver George Trotter, 57, died Sunday apparently from a beating that happened in the parking lot of Arby's on North Frontage Road in Meridian Feb. 16.

"We are unaware of who did this, that's why we're asking the public's help. If they saw anything last Monday morning between 6:00 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. or up to 7:00 Monday morning at the Arby's on North Frontage Road, please give us a call," said Dean Harper of the Meridian Police Department.

Harper said Trotter was only able to identify his attacker as a black male.

Anyone who may have witnessed the assault or has information that could help solve the case is urged to call Crimestoppers at 485-1860.

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