4 arrested in Hattiesburg killing

Crime Stock The Associated Press

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Hattiesburg police say four people have been arrested in the killing of a Florida man at a Hattiesburg hotel.

WDAM reports the body of 51-year-old William Arthur Kane was found Tuesday at the Budget Inn on U.S. Highway 49.

Forrest County Coroner Butch Benedict says an autopsy showed he died of blows to the head.

Police say they have arrested Mark Joyce, 28, of Hattiesburg, William Farrell, 32 of Arab, Ala., Virie Parker, 25 of Hattiesburg and Marquise Dean, 24, of Hattiesburg. All were booked with murder.

It was unclear whether they have attorneys.

Housekeeping workers at the hotel found Kane’s body around 8 a.m. on Tuesday.

He was in town working with an asphalt crew.