Body found in vehicle in Corinth, may be connected to reported shooting

Alcorn County investigators are working with Corinth Police to determine if the death is connected to a reported shooting.

Posted: Nov 7, 2019 11:24 AM
Updated: Nov 7, 2019 4:40 PM

CORINTH, Miss. (WTVA) - The death of a man found in a car may be connected to a reported shooting in Alcorn County.

Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell said deputies responded to a reported shooting Wednesday on County Road 192.

Deputies did not find anything there.

While investigating, the Corinth Police Department received a report of a vehicle fire at Main Street and Buchanan Street, the sheriff said.

Corinth Police Investigator Dell Green said the fire was reported at 1:04 p.m.

After firefighters extinguished the fire, the body of a man was found in the vehicle.

Green said the vehicle was a passenger car.

The man’s identity has not been confirmed, the sheriff said.

Investigators believe the vehicle fire is connected to the reported shooting on County Road 192, the sheriff continued.

Caldwell confirmed a person-of-interest is in custody for allegedly leaving the scene of the vehicle fire.

Update: Murder arrest made in Corinth death

The sheriff did not have an update on the investigation Thursday morning. However, he hopes to release more information soon.

The two law enforcement agencies are working together in the case.

County Road 192 is located east of Corinth off Highway 2.

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