Body found in Canton backyard identified - - Jackson, MS

Body found in Canton backyard identified

Nick Nicholson (Source: Family) Nick Nicholson (Source: Family)
Source: WLBT Source: WLBT
CANTON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Our Annette Peagler spoke exclusively to a Canton family whose loved one was found dead Thursday behind a home. 

Canton Police Chief Brown identified the victim as 21-year-old Nick Nicholson.

Nicholson's body was found around 10 a.m. Thursday morning behind a house located at 344 Boyd Street.

The police department confirmed the case was being investigated as a homicide.

As of now authorities do not have a cause of death.

Police believe Nicholson's body may have been there for more than a day.

Authorities said an autopsy will be performed. 

We will have more on what the family shared on the WLBT 6 p.m. Report.

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