Death investigation in Marion County after burned truck discovered

MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - The Marion County Sheriff Department is actively investigating the death of a person after a burned truck was found on East Reservoir Road near Bunker Hill Baptist Church.

Investigator Jamie Singley said the department received a call about the truck from a motorist Monday morning. Officials arrived to the scene around 8 a.m. to find one burned body inside the truck.

Singley could not say whether there was another person involved or if it was foul play, and he said the victim had not been identified nor had the truck's owner.

"We are waiting on the crime scene unit from MBI," he said.

Singley did not say how long the truck had been on the road or how it was set on fire.

Investigators have also taped off the entrance to a home on Goss-Bunker Hill Road approximately half a mile from the burned truck. Officials were speaking with a woman outside of the home when our crews arrived Monday morning. One deputy was leaving the scene with a purse.

Singley said this investigation is a combined effort between Marion County Sheriff Department, Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, Marion County Coroner Office and the 15th Judicial District Attorney's Office.