- Associated Press - Thursday, August 7, 2014

RIDGELAND, Miss. (AP) - Authorities say a body found in Madison County over the weekend has been identified.

Coroner Alex Breeland tells The Clarion-Ledger (https://on.thec-l.com/1oGnN50 ) 31-year-old Jerome T. Harris, of Bentonia, was found on the side of Greens Crossing Road near County Line Road on Saturday evening.

Breeland said an autopsy showed Harris died of multiple gunshot wounds. He said it appears his body had been exposed to the elements several days.

Breeland said Harris was identified by fingerprints.

The Madison County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the case.

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Information from: The Clarion-Ledger, https://www.clarionledger.com

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