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Body in Jeff Davis identified: Ruled homicide

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JEFFERSON DAVIS COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

A body found in a wooded area in Jeff Davis County earlier this week has been identified and the death has been ruled a homicide.

Jeff Davis County Coroner Jim Slater says an autopsy revealed that 36-year-old Joseph Michael McDonald of Sumrall died of a gun shot wound to the back of the head. McDonald's badly decomposing body was found in a wooded area along Mount Carmel Road about seven-miles outside of Prentiss.

The homicide is under investigation by the Jeff Davis County Sheriff's Department.

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The body was discovered by a worker who was cutting

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