Remains found in Simpson County, not near those of Rasheem Carter

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Published: May. 11, 2023 at 10:20 PM CDT
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SIMPSON Co., Miss. (WLBT) - Smith County Sheriff Joel Houston is clarifying claims made by attorney Ben Crump and the family of Rasheem Carter after a press conference about more remains.

Thursday, Attorney Ben Crump and the family of the late 25-year-old, said they had been notified of a fourth set of remains found in the same area where more of Carter’s remains were previously discovered, just south of Taylorsville.

Houston says the remains were actually found on a property some 25 miles away, in Simpson County.

The remains have been sent to the state crime lab for examination.

Carter was last seen in October of 2022 in Laurel. The first set of remains were discovered about a month later.

Crump says a bystander recorded the video of two officers discovering what appears to be a bone of an arm with a hand attached. The bystander initially showed the video to Carter’s family.

”I am a true believer and I trust God wholeheartedly that what has been done to Rasheem Carter, God will deal with them accordingly,” Tiffany Carter, Rasheem’s mother said.

The Smith County Sheriff’s Office is still leading the investigation into Carter’s death as several other agencies assist.

Officials have not made any arrests at this time.

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