Murdered couple's burned car discovered, autopsy completed

BASSFIELD, MS (WDAM) - An autopsy performed today (Monday) on an Elderly Jeff Davis County couple indicated the man and woman died of homicidal violence.

Coroner Greg Blackwell sad the exact causes of deaths will not be released until later in the week because of the ongoing investigation, but he did say both victims were killed in the same manner.

A burning car found in Mississippi's Hurley community has been traced to the couple.

Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd said his investigators found the burning Chevrolet Lumina about 7 a.m. Sunday. Witnesses told investigators that they saw a man near the vehicle. Byrd said investigators think the man is a suspect in the slaying.

Authorities are looking for a suspect described as a black male, 6' foot 1 inches in height with a slender build and last seen wearing knee-length blue jean shorts, a t-shirt and white tennis shoes. Authorities said the suspect should be considered armed and dangerous.

Byrd said the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is handling the case.

The Jefferson Davis County Sheriff's Department responded to a call Saturday morning and found the bodies of 74-year-old Edward Eugene Redd and his 70-year-old wife, Cherilene Fuller Redd, Sheriff Henry McCullum said.

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