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Homicide investigation underway in Kemper County

Man found on side of highway with gunshot wounds
Published: Jul. 15, 2020 at 5:20 PM CDT
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DEKALB, Miss. (WTOK) -A driver found the body of a man on the side of Highway 495 North near Kemper-Neshoba Road Wednesday afternoon.

Sheriff James Moore said the man is Native American and appears to have been shot twice in the head.

A few hours after the body was found investigators discovered the victim’s car under a bridge with blood inside.

“After further investigation, it led us to this spot where the car was parked under this bridge right here. At this time, it’s unclear if he was actually shot here. We do know he was taken to Highway 495 N. and dumped at a high rate of speed,” Moore says.

The victim was from the Pearl River community.

Family members tell Newscenter 11 they want justice for their loved one. Anyone with information is asked to call police.

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