- Associated Press - Saturday, September 23, 2017

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) - A body found in western Alabama has been identified as a missing Mississippi man.

The Commercial Dispatch reports that Henry Lee Easley was found dead from a gunshot near U.S. Highway 82, about two miles from the state line in Pickens County, Alabama.

The family of the 52-year-old West Point, Mississippi, resident reported him missing after a relative dropped him off in Columbus after attending a wedding in nearby Caledonia. The body was found Sunday, and the family identified him Thursday.

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Police and prosecutors from agencies on both sides of the state line say they are working together to investigate Easley’s death.

Alabama officials have already conducted an autopsy.


Information from: The Commercial Dispatch, https://www.cdispatch.com

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