Canton man found dead in backyard - WLBT.com - Jackson, MS

Canton man found dead in backyard

The body was found in the backyard of an abandoned house.....Source: WLBT The body was found in the backyard of an abandoned house.....Source: WLBT
However, crime scene investigators were at the home directly behind it where at least four shell casings could be seen in the driveway and side yard.....Source: WLBT However, crime scene investigators were at the home directly behind it where at least four shell casings could be seen in the driveway and side yard.....Source: WLBT
However, crime scene investigators were at the home directly behind it where at least four shell casings could be seen in the driveway and side yard.....Source: WLBT However, crime scene investigators were at the home directly behind it where at least four shell casings could be seen in the driveway and side yard.....Source: WLBT
Police say the victim is a man in his mid to late thirties.....Source: WLBT Police say the victim is a man in his mid to late thirties.....Source: WLBT
CANTON, MS (WLBT) -

Canton police are investigating a homicide. It happened around 5 p.m. Saturday on Martin Luther King Drive near North Union. 

The body was found in the backyard of an abandoned house. However, crime scene investigators were at the home directly behind it where at least four shell casings could be seen in the driveway and side yard. 

Police say the victim is a man in his mid to late thirties. 

"We got a call about 17:35 that a black male was unresponsive.  When we arrived, he was unresponsive,"  said Officer Demarcus Peeples.

Witnesses we spoke with say they didn't hear anything or see anything. The identity of the victim will not be released until next of kin have been notified.

Police say the investigation is still in its early stages. 

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