64-yr-old man missing from Edwards found dead; two suspects in custody

Family members reported Cooper missing in October after they hadn’t heard from him.

64-yr-old man missing from Edwards found dead; two suspects in custody
Richard Cooper Source: Hinds Co.

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Hinds County Sheriff’s Investigators, along with U.S. Marshals, located what is believed to be the body of 64-year-old Richard Cooper, late Friday night at an abandoned house on Brown Street in Jackson.

Richard Cooper Source: Hinds Co.
Richard Cooper Source: Hinds Co.
Richard Cooper Source: Hinds Co.
Richard Cooper Source: Hinds Co.

Family members reported Cooper missing in October after he hadn’t been seen or heard from for several days.

His daughter, Demetrice Ross, spoke exclusively with WLBT almost two weeks ago, stating that after she began her own investigation, her findings led her to believe that her father was dead.

Thirty-one-year-old Jessica Sierra Winston was arrested last week and Mackenzie Corey Stuckey was arrested Friday evening, at an abandoned house on Gunda Street in south Jackson, in connection to his murder.

(Mackenzie Corey Stuckey; Arrested and charged in death of Edwards man; Source: CrimeStoppers)

Stuckey faces charges of murder, aggravated assault, kidnapping and auto theft. Winston faces charges of murder, aggravated assault, kidnapping and forgery.

The two are being held at the Hinds County Detention Center.

Both Winston and Stuckey appeared before a judge on November 19 in connection to the death of 64-year-old Richard Cooper of Edwards.

Ms. Winston was given a $100,000 bond for the charges of aggravated assault, kidnapping and forgery.

She is expected to appear again before a judge on November 26 regarding her murder charge.

Stuckey wasn’t given a bond and his "no bond' was based on the charges of murder, aggravated assault, kidnapping and auto theft.

This is an ongoing investigation. We will update this story as more information becomes available.

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