An investigation that began as a house fire call on last month has now turned to a homicide investigation concerning a body that was discovered in a burned-out home. After nearly two weeks, however, the victim has not been positively identified.
Firefighters received the call just before 4:15 p.m. on Dec. 23 in regards to a fire at 455 Grandview Circle.
According to Assistant Fire Chief R.D. Simpson, it did not take long for firefighters to bring the blaze under control. Emergency crews, however, remained on the scene for quite a while to make sure it was fully extinguished.
Investigators have not released whether the house was occupied or abandoned, but Simpson says one fatality has been confirmed.
Five days after the fire, Officer Green with Jackson Police Department confirms detectives now consider the fatality a homicide and have started an investigation. The victim's name has not yet been released.
Police say the man was fatally shot, but investigators have not released information concerning a suspect in the case. Although detectives have an idea as to who the victim is, they are waiting on medical and dental records to positively identify him before releasing a name.
Thursday, July 24 2014 2:38 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:38:10 GMT
Back to school shopping means getting a break on much needed items with the Mississippi Sales Tax Holiday. The annual tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 25, 2014, and ends at midnight Sunday,More >>
Back to school shopping means getting a break on much needed items with the Mississippi Sales Tax Holiday.More >>
BRADENTON BEACH, FL (WFLX) - People are outraged after a Florida couple was caught having sex on a public beach Sunday afternoon in front of dozens of people including children. Bradenton Beach policeMore >>
People are outraged after a Florida couple was caught having sex on a public beach Sunday afternoon in front of dozens of people including children.More >>
Thursday, July 24 2014 11:12 PM EDT2014-07-25 03:12:12 GMT
Shortly before the mayor gave his State of the City address, witnesses say Little Caesar's Pizza on McDowell Road was the target of a thief. When the suspect didn't get any money, he robbed the DollarMore >>
When the suspect didn't get any money, he robbed the Dollar General Store next door of an undisclosed amount of cash.More >>
Thursday, July 24 2014 8:29 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:29:10 GMT
A 35-yea-old woman says she was gang raped at a Jackson gas station and employees did nothing to help her. WLBT has surveillance video from the Shell station on Daniel Lake Boulevard, showing JacksonMore >>
WLBT has surveillance video from the Shell station on Daniel Lake Boulevard, showing Jackson Police after they were called to the scene.More >>
Thursday, July 24 2014 12:04 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:04:58 GMT
The victim of a vicious gang rape is warning other women in the metro area. The victim and her attorney talked about the attack exclusively with WLBT. The 35-year-old woman, whose identity we are protecting,More >>
The victim, whose identity we are protecting, said, "He put the gun to my head and told me to take my clothes off. And that's when I couldn't do nothing. I was just standing there crying. And the other dude came from behind the truck. He put one in my side. And they bent me over in my front seat and they started raping me over and over again." More >>
WLBT 3 - Fox 40
715 South Jefferson Street
Jackson, Mississippi 39201