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Man in custody after body found in Yazoo Co. ditch

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YAZOO COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Authorities in Yazoo County are investigating a murder after a body was found in a ditch Monday night

Yazoo County Sheriff Jacob Sheriff says his office has a man in custody.

The sheriff says they took 23-year-old Dewayne Sanchez Thurman into custody Monday night where 49-year-old Renald Malone's body was found in a ditch at Martin and Big Mound roads.

When Yazoo County deputies responded to the scene just outside of Bentonia, Malone was dead and had multiple stab wounds to the head, chest and body. 

Thurman has not yet been charged with the murder.

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