Man found shot to death inside burned car on South Drive identified

Body found in burned car

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - The Jackson Police Department is investigating after a body was found inside of a car.

Firefighters responded to a car fire in a wooded area in the 4900 block of South Drive just after 12:30 p.m. on February 23, where the body of 34-year-old Johnny Lee Harris was discovered.

The remains and vehicle were sent to the state crime lab for processing.

The following Wednesday, an autopsy revealed the victim had been shot and killed. The case is now being investigated as a homicide.

No suspects have been identified at this time.

Jackson police are working alongside Jackson fire arson investigators.

Anyone with information related to this incident should contact CrimeStoppers at (601)-355-TIPS(8477).

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