Body found in Lafayette County, Mississippi

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LAFAYETTE COUNTY, Miss. — The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office is asking for information about a body found across the street from a church.

Authorities told WREG they found the body around 5:30 Wednesday morning on County Road 104 after receiving a call.

They said a man was shot to death next to a car on Country Road 104.

“When I opened my blinds, I saw people putting on their breaks back there and then saw blue lights going,” said a man who lives close to the crime scene.

He didn’t want to show his face for safety reasons, but told WREG people hang out at the building at all hours of the night. He said he’s used to the noise expect the sound that woke him up.

“I heard something. It sounded like flash shooting gun,” he said.

Deputies said they’re working to identify the victim and notify his family. They’re also trying to figure out what exactly led up to the homicide.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department. They are offering up to a $5,000 reward through Crime Stoppers for any information leading to an arrest.

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