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Jackson 'death pending' ruled a homicide

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Autopsy results have revealed that 51-year-old Willie Burton's death is a homicide. Burton was found unresponsive at 351 Derrick Street, in Jackson, on February 20, and was later pronounced dead at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

His death was initially ruled "pending", but autopsy findings reveal he died as a result of blunt force to the head. The investigation shows he was assaulted at, or near, 351 Derrick Street on or about February 19 or 20.

An investigation into this death is ongoing. Anyone with information relating to this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (601) 355- 8477 or the Jackson Police Department at (601)-960-1234.

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