- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 8, 2016

COLLINS, Miss. (AP) - A decomposed body discovered on May 1 in Covington County has been identified.

According to Covington County Sheriff’s investigators, the remains were identified as 63-year-old Bennie Barnes, of Collins.

WDAM-TV (https://bit.ly/1RXqcm3 ) reports the cause of death has not been determined, and investigators are waiting on results from the Mississippi State Crime Lab.

Sheriff Stann Smith says a hunter found the body near Lake Mike Connor, close to the Jeff Davis County line.

Anyone with information regarding the case is asked to contact the Covington County Sheriff’s Department.

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Information from: WDAM-TV, https://www.wdam.com

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