- Associated Press - Sunday, December 13, 2015

CANTON, Miss. (AP) - Canton’s police chief says a man found dead in a home where a missing teenage girl was also discovered died of natural causes.

Otha Brown said Canton police received a call Wednesday afternoon regarding a partially clothed female in the middle of a street.

Brown said officers discovered a 16-year-old girl at the scene. Neighbors said the girl ran out of the back of a house wearing only a sweat shirt. Officers entered the house through an unlocked door and found the body of 56-year-old James Black on the floor of a bedroom. Black appeared to have been dead for several days. An autopsy indicated the death was from natural causes.

The girl had been reported missing by her mother Monday. She was taken to University of Mississippi Medical Center.

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