- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 23, 2015

PONTOTOC, Miss. (AP) - Sheriff Leo Mask says a homicide investigation has been launched into the shooting death of a Pontotoc County man.

Mask identified the shooting victim as Mark Posey.

He says Posey’s body was discovered in a ditch on Cooke Road Sunday night.

Posey’s body was sent to Jackson for an autopsy, and his identity was withheld until Tuesday morning, pending notification of all family members.

Mask tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (https://bit.ly/1NLKOQ7) an autopsy revealed Posey had been shot once.

The sheriff says at this time they have no motive for the shooting.

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