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Oxford police confirm 1 dead outside convenience store near the Square

Tape around gas pumps at a store near the Square in Oxford where one person is dead

There's no official word if this was a natural death, foul play or something else.

Posted: Jun 29, 2019 11:44 AM
Updated: Jul 1, 2019 9:35 AM

OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) - An Oxford man died outside of a convenience store north of the Square in Oxford, and police are not giving any indication if this was a natural death, foul play or something else.

Lafayette County Coroner Rocky Kennedy confirmed that 25-year-old Donovan Waryold is dead.

Oxford Police Capt. Hildon Sessums said a call came in around 9:45 a.m. Saturday to assist an ambulance at Lindsey's Chevron at North Lamar Boulevard and Jefferson Avenue.

A body covered by a white sheet could be seen on the ground by one of the gas pumps.  Police tape was tied around that area to prevent access.

A store employee at Lindsey's said the man stopped breathing and could not be revived.

According to Sessums, police are still investigating the cause of death.

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