COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) -- Lowndes County investigators are looking into the death of a man found along a county road this morning.
Sheriff Eddie Hawkins says a driver reported seeing a person lying in a ditch of Burns Road around 7:30 this morning.
Deputies responded and found the body of an African-American man.
Hawkins said the investigation is being treated as a criminal homicide and foul play is suspected.
Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant identifies the man as Lorenzo K. Halthon, Jr, 28, of Columbus.
The body was sent to the state medical examiner's office for an autopsy.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Division at (662) 328-6788.
You can also call Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers at (800) 530-7151.
Information can also be shared with the department through the P3 Tips app on your phone.