Decomposed body identified - - Jackson, MS

Decomposed body identified

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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