Dead body at Hattiesburg gas station believed to be caused by a drug overdose

Hattiesburg, MS (WDAM)- A dead body was found in a Hattiesburg gas station bathroom at approximately 3:20 Friday afternoon. County Coroner Butch Benedict says the body of 23-year-old, Wyatt Cooper was found in the Exxon gas station bathroom on 38th and West 4th Street.

Benedict says Cooper reportedly entered the bathroom around 1:30pm and his body was later discovered with drug paraphernalia nearby.

Benedict says it's believed Cooper died from a drug overdose.

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