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2 charged in connection with death at faked accident scene

Two people have been arrested in connection with the death of a Mississippi man whose body was found at what authorities say was a phony accident scene.

Posted: Dec. 26, 2017 12:24 PM
Updated: Dec. 26, 2017 12:24 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two people have been arrested in connection with the death of a Mississippi man whose body was found at what authorities say was a phony accident scene.

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The body of 44-year-old Roger Lee Scruggs Jr. of Brandon was found Dec. 2 under a bridge in rural Yazoo County near an overturned all-terrain vehicle. Last week, an investigator told local media that detectives believe Scruggs was killed somewhere else.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation announced in a news release the arrests of two Jackson men — John May and Larry Cooper — on charges of conspiracy, hindering prosecution and accessory after the fact of murder. They await a Dec. 27 initial court appearance. Results of an autopsy on Scruggs are pending. The MBI hasn't said whether other arrests are expected.

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