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.
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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