UPDATE: Human remains sent to Jackson for autopsy

Ray Van Dusen | Monroe Journal The Aberdeen Police Department was joined by investigators from the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation on Friday following the discovery of human remains in an area in south Aberdeen. The body was sent to the state crime lab and an autopsy is scheduled for Saturday morning.

Ray Van Dusen | Monroe Journal
The Aberdeen Police Department was joined by investigators from the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation on Friday following the discovery of human remains in an area in south Aberdeen. The body was sent to the state crime lab and an autopsy is scheduled for Saturday morning.

By Ray Van Dusen

Monroe Journal

ABERDEEN – A female body discovered Friday morning in a wooded area off of Peacock Alley has been sent for an autopsy at the state crime lab in Jackson. Authorities have yet to determine the identity of the body.

“We’ll see if it’s a confirmed match to what we believe if we get the DNA match,” said Aberdeen Police Chief Henry Randle.

Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley confirmed the discovery of human remains around 11 a.m. Friday by an individual on a search party.

The Aberdeen Police Department was joined by the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation Friday afternoon in the recovery of the remains.

Bones were discovered at a residence on Peacock Alley several yards north of the crime scene around mid afternoon.

According to Shannon McKissey, who stays at the house with his sister, he noticed the bones two or three days ago but figured they were deer bones his dogs brought up to the house.

“I never thought anything like this was in the yard. It’s sad to know something like this was under my nose and I didn’t know it,” McKissey said.

Randle confirmed the bones were related to this investigation. He also said with the discovery of the body that charges will be filed, but didn’t elaborate on the subject who he says is in custody.

Randle hopes to have results Saturday to release the identity of the remains. Gurley said the autopsy will be performed in Jackson at 9 a.m. Saturday.