Body found in burning home tentatively identified - - Jackson, MS

Body found in burning home tentatively identified

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham Stewart has tentatively identified the man found dead in a home on Sylvan Trails following a fire Thursday.

The condition of the body is keeping her from confirming the identity, but it's believed to be 35-year-old Tyrone Jones, who lived at the residence.

When firemen arrived, shortly after 4 p.m., the house was engulfed in flames. Investigators say they found the body inside a back bedroom.

Witnesses say they saw the flames, and called out but no one answered inside the home.  

"When we pulled up in the driveway that's when it burst up into flames." said Kaedaysia Coleman. "Then the air conditioner poppers. We walked up there. I was screaming asking if anybody was inside but we didn't hear anything."

An investigation is ongoing.

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