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VPD: 2 bodies found at Vicksburg house fire were 9-yr-old-child and father

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VICKSBURG, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Christmas night Vicksburg Police discovered two bodies outside a burning home.

Vicksburg officials have identified the victims as 39-year-old James Jarrod Wasson and his 9-year-old son Jim Wasson.

Officials say it appears that Wasson died from a self inflicted injury.

Vicksburg Police Deputy Chief  Robert Stewart said police responded to the home, located at #8 Briarwood Place, around 9:30 p.m. Friday for a domestic disturbance.

Wasson's wife and Wasson's youngest child were able to escape to a neighbor's house during the altercation between Wasson and his wife. 

Both bodies have been sent to the Mississippi State Crime Lab for autopsy for an exact cause of death, Stewart said. 

The Warren County coroner did confirm it did not appear either person died from smoke inhalation and neither body appeared to be burned.

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