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Burning body discovered in Scott County

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SCOTT COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

SCOTT COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - A burning body was found early Sunday morning in Scott County.

Officials say a passerby found the body about 1:30 a.m., 50 feet off Lake Norris Road.

It's estimated that it was set on fire, 1 to 2 hours before the discovery.

The body is believed to be that of an African American female, but the remains were sent to Jackson for an autopsy.

Investigators say it could take several days to identify the body.

Scott County had no missing person's reports matching the description of the body, but authorities are checking surrounding areas for possible matches.

 

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