- Associated Press - Thursday, April 4, 2019

ABERDEEN, Miss. (AP) - A cold case has been cracked in Monroe County.

Sheriff Cecil Cantrell says 54-year-old Jeffery Kennedy of Amory has been indicted on charges of first-degree murder in a 2011 slaying.

Kennedy is currently serving 10 years for a drug conviction at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility. He now faces charges in the death of William E. “Pops” Phillips, who was reported missing in the summer of 2011.

News outlets report Cantrell announced Kennedy’s arrest in the 2011 case on Wednesday. He says with the indictment hopefully they’ve brought Phillips’ family one step closer to closure.

Cantrell and sheriff’s investigators would not release details about the investigation, citing a need to preserve the case.

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