Police are investigating the apparent
beating death of man who was found slain in his home in what the
coroner called "one of the bloodiest messes I've ever seen."
Pete Jackson, 52, was found Saturday on his bedroom floor. He
apparently died of blunt force trauma to the back of his head,
No arrests have been made.
Police said Jackson's body was discovered by his live-in female
"There was a large amount of blood all over the house,"
Natchez Police Chief Mike Mullins said.
Mullins said he did not know what instrument was used to cause
the injury to Jacksons head. And, Mullins said, he did not know
how long Jackson had been dead before he was found.
"This early in the game; we don't want to guess about that,"
Adams County Coroner James Lee said Jackson also had a puncture
wound to his left wrist.
"I cannot identify how it was made," Lee said. "But with so
many pieces of broken furniture and glass in the house it could
have been caused by anything."
Lee said blood was in three rooms in the house.
"It was one of the bloodiest messes I've ever seen," he said
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The house is rented by Mary McQuarters, and Jackson lived there,
There was a report of a fight at that residence a year ago, and
neighbors said they heard the couple fighting at approximately 11
p.m. Friday, Mullins said.
McQuarters was questioned Saturday night, Mullins said.
"At this point, were still investigating," Mullins said. "We
cant draw conclusions."
Jackson cared deeply about his family, daughter Shumeka Chatman
"He loved his family," she said. "He worked and did what he
had to do for his family."