Ocean Springs man found dead on Holmes County road

Kyle Craig
Kyle Craig(Family)
Published: Jun. 2, 2021 at 5:47 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 3, 2021 at 9:11 AM CDT
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HOLMES CO., Miss. (WLBT) - An Ocean Springs man was found shot to death on Long Branch Road near a truck stop on Wednesday.

Holmes County Sheriff Willie March says the family of 26-year-old Kyle Craig reported him missing Wednesday morning.

Craig’s sister, Morgan Craig, says he was in Holmes County to purchase a four-wheeler. She said he had spoken to a seller he knew about 9 a.m. Wednesday.

When she stopped hearing from him, she became worried and traced his last known location through his cell phone.

“We drove four hours, four hours to his last known location. We pulled up exactly on his last known location and there was my brother laying on the road murdered,” said Craig.

Sheriff March says Craig’s Gray Ram 2500 pickup truck was missing, but a trailer Craig attached to it was found on I-55 near mile marker 144 near Holmes County, riddled with bullet holes.

March said Thursday that the pickup was found in Holmes County on Douglas Road off I-55, about a mile and a half from where the trailer was found.

His department also has three juveniles in custody on unrelated charges. March said the juveniles are being questioned.

Holmes County coroner Dexter Howard said Craig’s body is being sent to the State Crime Lab for an autopsy.

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