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New details on body found in Marion County

The Marion County Sheriff's Office and Mississippi Bureau of Investigation are looking into a missing person's report turned death investigation stemming from the weekend.

Crime scene tape still drapes the area where the body of 21-year-old Patrick Davis was found early Sunday morning. A tragedy that began as a missing person's call. Marion County Investigator Jamie Singley says, "It was around 2:48, in the morning, Sunday morning. The mother had called and said her son was missing. She went looking for him and found some of his personal belongings on the side of the road. "

Once deputies arrived on scene to Loftin Road in southeast Marion County, the evidence prompted them to contact investigators.  Singley says, "Investigators showed up and began trailing this evidence and discovered the body of a white male that had been deceased." Sheriff's investigators contacted the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation to help with compiling the evidence. "All I can give right now is that it appears to be caused by gunshots, but we can't determine that until the autopsy report comes back," Singley says. Much of evidence collected and sent off to the Mississippi Crime Lab will have to be analyzed as investigators continue to gather information.  Singley says, "The ruling right now is a death investigation just because simply we are still in the middle of it. It's an ongoing investigation and there isn't enough facts to be known right now."

Singley says, once more information comes back from the state, investigators will have a more clear picture of the case. "The results from the autopsies have to come from the medical examiner, the state medical examiner's office. That is when it's concrete." The Sheriff's Office is continuing to compile evidence in the case and is asking the public to contact them if they have information on the death of Patrick Davis. That phone number is 736-5051.

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