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Pontotoc authorities find man's body, order autopsy to determine cause of death


PONTOTOC, Mississippi — An investigation is underway to determine the cause of death for a man found on a Pontotoc County road.

Sheriff Leo Mask tells WTVA-TV ( ) the body was found Sunday on Cooke Road. He says they're not sure of the cause of death, but say the man did have a gunshot wound.

Investigators say the man was seen riding a horse earlier in the day.

The body has been sent to Jackson for an autopsy. The victim's name has not been released.

Information from: WTVA-TV,

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