Death investigation underway in Hub City

Death investigation underway in Hub City
A death investigation is underway in the Hub City. Photo Credit: WDAM

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Hattiesburg police are conducting a death investigation after a deceased man was found at a home on South 23rd Avenue.

Police responded to the scene shortly before 11 a.m. in the 100 block of 23rd Ave.

"The male was discovered by neighbors who went to check on him," said Hattiesburg Police Lt. Detective Branden McLemore.

According to Forrest County Deputy Coroner Lisa Klem the name is not being released pending notification of next of kin, and the cause of death is pending toxicology reports from the state crime lab.

"There were no visible signs of foul play but we will get the toxicology reports as protocol for an investigation," said Klem.