JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Police have identified the man found dead behind an abandoned house in west Jackson Monday night.
The badly decomposed body of Michael Irving Hayes was discovered shortly after 6:30 p.m. on Sunset Drive which is just off Northside Drive.
A convenience store security guard found Hayes after residents noticed a foul smell.
The state crime lab is performing an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.
It appeared to be from a gunshot.
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