PALMETTO COMMUNITY, Miss. (WTVA) -- The Lee County Sheriff's Department has taken two unidentified "people of interest" into custody for questioning in connection with what the sheriff is calling a suspicious incident in the Palmetto community Saturday evening.
Lee County Coroner Carolyn Green told WTVA Saturday that an unidentified 50-year old man was found lying dead in the middle of Graham Drive.
Skid marks on Graham Drive in the Palmetto Community apparently point to where a man's body was found Saturday evening, according to Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson.
The Sheriff says the incident occured on the section of Graham Drive near the Tupelo city limits.
There's not a whole lot of information that he is releasing right now, only saying that it's still under investigation and an accident reconstructionist went to the scene Sunday afternoon.
"We have impounded another vehicle that we believe was involved in it. We took two people of interest into custody for questioning, [but it's hard to say] that they are going to be charged with anything [at this point in time]," Sheriff Johnson said.
There was apparently another vehicle found at the scene Saturday which reportedly did not have much damage.
Sheriff Johnson says that several items from the scene will be sent to the state crime lab and the body will be sent for an examination, he said, but not necessarily an autopsy.
"We do know that we want the medical examiner to look at them, see if there's any debris from the vehicle, glass [and] things such as that [to] give us evidence that there was a crime committed," Sheriff Johnson said. "Basically what we want to do is rule everything out. We may have more after we talk to these individuals but that's where we are today."
Again, no names have been released yet pending notification of the deceased person's family.
The fact that a dead body was found on Graham Road in itself does not give the sheriff suspicion, he says.
"Right now, we know where he came from. We're not going to release that now [and it] makes complete sense [considering] where the accident was," Sheriff Johnson said. "That road being traveled is not anything suspicious."
Sheriff Johnson would not say whether the man was on foot or driving when the alleged incident took place.
More information about the incident could be released Monday.