Jeff Davis probes 2 homicides

Jeff Davis County authorities are investigating two separate homicide cases.

Si Upton, 60, was shot to death sitting in his recliner at his home in the Green's Creek community in southern Jeff Davis County Saturday night. He had been shot once in the chest. Authorities are reportedly searching for a relative in connection with the shooting.

On Monday, south of Bassfield, a farmer found a body in a field off Ward-Mills road. The victim's car was found abandoned two miles away. He has been identified as 19 year old Rafael Neal of Columbia. He had been reported missing by family members Friday. Authorities believe Neal may have been dead since Friday or Saturday. An autopsy is being conducted in Jackson.