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Arrest made in Natchez Trace homicide

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Updated: 7/08/2014 9:35 am
LEAKE COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) -- A Carthage man was arrested Monday in connection with the death of a 27-year-old woman whose body was found on the Natchez Trace Parkway.

Authorities say Courtney Cooke's body was found in a vehicle near milepost 143 in Leake County on Thursday.

The Leake County Sheriff's Department arrested Christopher Lemon, 33, who is accused of murdering her.

Lemon is currently being held at the Leake County Regional Correctional Facility.

Authorities say federal charges are pending in the investigation.
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