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According to Commander Ford Hayman with the Byram Police Department, the victim was killed in a rental residence at 2215 West Ridge Road in Byram at 1:15 a.m. According to Commander Ford Hayman with the Byram Police Department, the victim was killed in a rental residence at 2215 West Ridge Road in Byram at 1:15 a.m.
Jarez Cairn Hinds is accused of killing 50-year-old Leonel Mares Montiel. (Source: Byram Police Department) Jarez Cairn Hinds is accused of killing 50-year-old Leonel Mares Montiel. (Source: Byram Police Department)
BYRAM, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Byram police have arrested a man in the city's first murder since 2011.

Jarez Cairn Hinds, 21, of Concordia, KS, is accused of killing 50-year-old Leonel Mares Montiel of Houston, TX.

According to Commander Ford Hayman with the Byram Police Department, Montiel was killed in a rental residence at 2215 West Ridge Road in the Lake Ridgelea community of Byram at 1:15 a.m. Hayman says Montiel was found deceased behind the house.

Byram police say the two men were roommates and lived in the house with several other people.

The commander said this is an isolated incident. The cause of the victim's death remains under investigation.

Initial reports from police indicated the victim was shot to death, however, detectives are now saying they do not believe the victim was killed by gunfire and are not yet releasing a cause of death.

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