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Lowndes County coroner identifies Columbus body

Updated - A death investigation is underway after a body was found in Columbus.

Posted: May 5, 2019 7:39 PM
Updated: May 9, 2019 2:14 PM

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant has identified the body that was found in Columbus.

The body was identified as that of Deondrey Montreal Hopkins, 35, of Columbus.

Merchant said Hopkins had been last seen on Sunday around lunchtime.

His body was later found on the banks of the Luxapallila Creek.

A group of ATV riders found the body, the coroner said. 

Columbus Police Chief Fred Shelton said the evidence does not indicate Hopkins' death was a homicide. 

UPDATE: Death of Columbus man ruled a suicide

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