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Body on side of street launches murder investigation

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PICKENS, MS (WLBT) – A murder investigation is underway in Pickens in Holmes County where a man's body was found Saturday.

Holmes County Coroner Dexter Howard identified the victim as 26 year old Anthony Butler of Vaughn.

His body was discovered in front of a home on Shelfield Drive in Pickens.

Butler was pronounced dead at the scene around 1:30 p.m.

Officials would not release any details, but WLBT has learned that Butler suffered at least one gunshot wound, possibly from an assault rifle.

Calls made to Pickens Police Chief Joe Davis for information about the homicide investigation have not been returned.

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