The man's body was found on Highway 496. The Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department and Mississippi Highway Patrol are handling the investigation.
"This morning at 6:15 the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department was notified through 911 dispatch that a gentleman on Highway 496 had located an individual on the side of the road. Metro responded as well as the Sheriff's Department. It was determined that the individual was dead. We then set up a crime scene. Notified the Mississippi Highway Patrol and our investigators. At this time the Mississippi Highway patrol and Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department are conducting a death investigation of an unidentified white male between the ages of 20 and 25," said Major Ward Calhoun.
Major Calhoun says the death is believed to have occurred sometime Friday night. At this time the victim has not been identified.
Anyone with any possible information on the case is asked to call Crimestoppers at 917-8888.