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Jackson police: body found in vacant apartment that of missing Pearl man, 81; homicide


JACKSON, Mississippi — Jackson police say a body found in a vacant apartment has been identified as that of a man reported missing earlier this week in nearby Pearl.

Spokeswoman Colendula Green tells news outlets that the death of 81-year-old Lee Kendrick is being investigated as homicide.

Green says a juvenile found the body and notified a maintenance man, who alerted police.

Kendrick was last seen Monday at a bank in Pearl.

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