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Hinds County 05/19/08

Mark Ginn's Funeral Arrangements Set

By Julie Straw

Funeral arrangements have been set for Mark Ginn after his vehicle was discovered with a body inside. But authorities still don't know the body's identity.

A medical pathologist will use dental records to determine if it was, in fact, Ginn inside the vehicle. Autopsy results are expected later this evening.

More than a month after Ginn was reported missing, his 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee was discovered in a heavily wooded area on private property.

Two people came across the vehicle off Johnson Line Road, near Cox Ferry Road, in rural Hinds County.

A body was found inside. Sources say the body was in the same clothes Ginn was last seen wearing.

The sheriff's department does not suspect foul play, but sheriff-chief malcolm mcmillin is keeping quiet until a medical pathologist declares an identity.

McMillin says "We would be premature to speculate and we don't want to say anything about it until we've got all the facts."

Not long after ginn disappeared April 14th, his wife Regina and their three children asked the public for help. The 52 year old had undergone open heart surgery two weeks before he went missing.

Regina Ginn said "Continue to do whatever it takes to look for Mark Ginn and to bring him home to our family."

Rumors began circulting about Ginn's whereabouts. Our newsroom received many calls and emails claiming he had been spotted as far away as Barbados.

The sheriff's department said from the start those reports were false.

Sources tell WLBT Ginn was seen at Home Depot buying duct tape and a hose, leading some to believe he had planned to take his own life.

As the sheriff's department searched for Ginn, the FBI got involved in the investigation.

Federal investigators were focusing on suspicious activity involving fraudulent loans at the BankPlus in Byram.  That's where Ginn worked as Vice President.

The sheriff's department is not jumping to conclusions, as they wait for autopsy results.  

Visitation will be held at 9:00 Wednesday morning at Country Woods Baptist Church on Siwell Road in Byram. The funeral will be at 11:00 am.

A burial will be held at the Raymond city cemetery following the service.

Autopsy results should be released later this evening.

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