Man's Body Found Hanging in Tree in Greenwood

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) -- The Leflore County Coroner's Office says the body of a man in his 20s was found hanging in a tree in a field.

Coroner Debra Sanders tells The Greenwood Commonwealth that the victim -- a black male between the ages of 21 and 26 -- was found about 12:30 p.m Friday by two men who work nearby. Her office got a call about the discovery about an hour later.

Sanders says she's trying to identify the man before the body is sent to the Mississippi Crime Lab in Jackson for an autopsy. She says the man might have worked as a painter, since his clothing was splattered with paint.

Sanders would not speculate on whether the hanging was self-inflicted.

Sen. David Jordan, D-Greenwood, says the FBI is in Greenwood investigating the case. A spokeswoman for the FBI in Jackson did not immediately return a telephone call for comment.

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  • by Anthony Wade Location: Tchula, mississippi on Jan 26, 2011 at 01:17 PM
    I left Mississippi back in 1987 I cannot beieve this is ____ is happily. we have a black president in this stuff still going on. if you cut my arm red blood come out cut a white person red blood come out we only serve Only one God Jesusus
  • by maryanna Location: Milwaukee on Dec 12, 2010 at 10:06 PM
    I no that the truth will come out, but I just cannot see this young man hanging himself. From what I hear his arm was detached from his joints, and I don't belive the reports that I heard that there were only his foot-prints found in the area. He might have had some problems mentally but to the point of hanging himself I don't think so!!!!
  • by leann Location: greenwood on Dec 9, 2010 at 04:53 PM
    Well you can't beleive everything Mrs. Sander say either. A few years ago my brother in law was killed at work OLD VALLY OIL MILL she covered it up all this time and she'll do it again!!!!!!!!
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