Decomposed body identified in Covington County - - Jackson, MS

Decomposed body identified in Covington County

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COLLINS, Miss. (AP) - A decomposed body discovered on May 1 in Covington County has been identified.

According to Covington County Sheriff's investigators, the remains were identified as 63-year-old Bennie Barnes, of Collins.

WDAM-TV ( ) reports the cause of death has not been determined, and investigators are waiting on results from the Mississippi State Crime Lab.

Sheriff Stann Smith says a hunter found the body near Lake Mike Connor, close to the Jeff Davis County line.

Anyone with information regarding the case is asked to contact the Covington County Sheriff's Department.

Information from: WDAM-TV,

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