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New information about death of Canton man found at home with missing teen

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

We now know the cause of death of the man found dead at the home a missing teen was seen leaving.

The Autopsy report says 56-year-old James Black died of natural causes.

Canton Police chief Otha Brown says it is estimated Black was dead for three days before authorities discovered the body.

The missing 16-year-old girl who was found leaving the house is still at UMMC.

Investigators say they are waiting for the results of a rape kit.

They are also waiting to interview the girl about her relationship with Black.

Everything unfolded Wednesday evening, when neighbors spotted the girl leaving the house wearing only a sweat shirt.

They called police and Black's body was found inside.

The girl had been missing since the weekend.

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