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Death of Columbus man ruled a suicide

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The death of a Columbus man has been ruled a suicide by hanging.

Posted: May 9, 2019 2:10 PM
Updated: May 9, 2019 2:16 PM

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - The death of a Columbus man has been ruled a suicide by hanging, according to Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant.

The body of Deondrey Hopkins was found Sunday on the banks of the Luxapallila Creek in Columbus.

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The coroner stated the ruling was determined following a full investigation, interviews, an autopsy and a discussion with the state medical examiner.

No one else was involved in the death, Merchant confirmed.

According to Columbus Police Chief Fred Shelton, the autopsy showed no signs of a homicide.

Shelton stated the Columbus Police Department worked with the FBI and the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation.

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