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Body found on road identified

Published: Nov. 17, 2020 at 5:23 PM CST
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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - New information in a Lauderdale County homicide investigation we first told you about last week. We now know who the victim is.

Sheriff’s investigators identified the victim as 46-year-old Patrick Mann.

Deputies found Mann’s body Wednesday along the side of Fish Lodge Road near Valley Road.

Mann had been shot several times. Investigators believe the crime happened where Mann’s body was found.

There are new leads in the case - deputies hope to make an arrest soon.

“This department is going to do everything in our ability to investigate every crime. We will continue to gather evidence. Build a case that will lead to a successful prosecution. In these cases, the victim’s family deserves justice. We’re going to do everything we can to make sure that happens,” said Chief Deputy Ward Calhoun.

Deputies need the community’s help. They hope people who live near the crime scene will call them with information that could help close the case.

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