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BRANDON, Mississippi — A jogger discovered human remains while running along Eastgate Drive in Brandon.

Brandon police and fire departments responded around 8:50 a.m. Monday and found the remains of a 50-year-old, white man lying in the ditch between Pavilion Drive and Garden Drive.

The Clarion-Ledger reports (http://on.thec-l.com/1xEIW5F ) the cause of death appears to be suicide.

Police say the man died from a gunshot wound to the head, and lived about a block from where his body was found. His name has not been released.

Police Chief William Thompson didn't know exactly how long the man had been there, but he did say the death appeared to have recently occurred.

The incident remains under investigation.


Information from: The Clarion-Ledger, http://www.clarionledger.com

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