JPS ‘deeply saddened’ after student found dead in burned-out vehicle

Published: May. 11, 2023 at 6:37 AM CDT|Updated: May. 11, 2023 at 3:37 PM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Officials with Jackson Public Schools say they are “deeply saddened” after a Forest Hill High School student was found dead inside a burned-out vehicle Thursday.

The student, 18-year-old Gabriel Warren, was found by first responders in a red Honda CR-V near Long and Bon Air Streets in Jackson.

“We are deeply saddened over the recent passing of Gabriel Warren, a Forest Hill Scholar. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, classmates and the school staff during this difficult time,” the district said in a statement. “Grief counseling is available for students and staff.”

The incident occurred Thursday. First responders were initially called out to the scene of a car fire. However, that fire turned into a homicide investigation after Warren’s body was found.

Thursday evening, Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart confirmed that the crime was a homicide.

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