UPDATE: Body found in drainage channel identified

The body was found by a passerby this morning.

Posted: Mar. 20, 2018 2:56 PM
Updated: Mar. 21, 2018 10:31 AM

UPDATE: Lee County Coroner Carolyn Green identifies the body as 36-year-old Akhtar Husain, of Tupelo.

See the original post below.

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Tupelo police are investigating the discovery of a body found in a drainage channel Monday morning.

A passerby notified police of a body near the Salvation Army on Carnation Street shortly after 10:30.

The fire department originally responded for emergency medical care, but determined the man was deceased.

Coroner Carolyn Green says right now foul play is not suspected.

She says it appears the man may have fallen into the channel.

The name of the man is not being released at this time pending the notification of family.

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