JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - A startling discovery for a Presidential Hills homeowner, a dead man in the creek.
It was just before 9:30 Wednesday morning when JPD officers converged on the area trying to find out who the man was and how he ended up in the water.
“That’s kinda scary,” said Barbara Gray. “It’s actually too close to home for me.”
The Jackson homeowner walked down the street to see the police tape and cars at the end of George Washington Drive where a man's body was found in a creek behind a house in the 6700 block.
The four-year resident said there have been drive by shootings and vandalism and is thinking about moving.
“Oh my God. I mean, it’s just unbelievable, you know?” said Gray. “You hear about it all the time, but you just never think it’s just right down the street from you. So that is a scary situation that it is a body here”.
He was found when the homeowner was in the back yard and saw something floating in the water.
According to Jackson Police, the man had no identification.
“It does not appear, from what we’ve seen thus far, that there are any obvious signs of trauma to the body,” said JPD Sgt. Roderick Holmes. “At this point we don’t know how long the victim has been inside the creek, but it does not appear that it has been too many days."
The Dive Team with the Jackson Fire Department was called in to retrieve the body from the creek.
The victim has only been described as a man possibly 40 or older.
Officers have canvassed the neighborhood trying to find out if anyone was missing from the area or if residents or saw or heard anything suspicious.
Contact the Jackson Police Department if you have any information.