Horn Lake police investigate murder of Memphis man

HORN LAKE, Miss. — Horn Lake police need your help. They’re looking for the person who shot and killed a man, then dumped his body in a neighborhood park.

Karim Jackson’s body was found Sunday at Greg Maxey Park off Tulane Road.

“My daughter called me at 6:30 a.m. and said, ‘Oh mamma! There is a dead body in the park!” said Mary Hannah, who lives across the street.

The man had been shot in the head. His parents were notified on Father’s Day.

The 25-year-old worked at FedEx and was from a good home. His father is a retired police officer and his mother is a retired nurse. They’ve been married 33 years. The mother says she woken up on Father’s Day by a phone call letting her know her son was dead.

Lt. Scott Evans got the call too.

“I ended up working a homicide all day instead of being with my children, so I can only imagine what it’s like for the actual parents.”

Evans says Jackson was found without his wallet.

Pauline Morritz, who lives across from Maxey Park, says she heard a gunshot at 12:30 a.m. Sunday morning,.

“It sounded like a firework or a shot. We came outside and walked to the middle of the street and didn’t see anything.”

She woke up the next day with police and the medical examiner outside.

“Then I knew what happened,” she said.

Still, no one’s come forward with enough information so police can catch the killer.

“It’s very horrible. It’s heartbreaking,” said Morritz.

Jackson is from East Memphis. Police want to know what he was doing in Horn Lake Saturday night.

If you know anything, you’re asked to call Crimestoppers at 662-429-TIPS or the Horn Lake Police Department at 662-393-6174.