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Teenage murder victim identified

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Edward Evans   (Source: Facebook) Edward Evans (Source: Facebook)
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart has confirmed the identity of a young murder victim. 

An autopsy performed Tuesday positively identified Edward Evans, 15, through dental records. 

The coroner says Evans died from a single gunshot wound to the face. 

Evans' badly decomposed body was found in the backyard of an abandoned house on Barrett Avenue Monday. 

His grandmother reported the teenager missing Sunday. 

According to the coroner, the body may have been in that location for two weeks. 

Jackson police are investigating.   

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