Bodies found, foul play not likely

By JB Clark/NEMS Daily Journal

TUPELO – The preliminary autopsy report for two bodies found in a south Lee County trailer does not show any signs of foul play, according to the state medical examiner’s office.
The bodies found Sunday morning did not show signs of physical trauma, obvious natural disease, gunshot wounds, knife wounds or blunt-force trauma, Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson said at a Tuesday news conference.
The bodies have not been positively identified but Johnson said identification of a missing woman, Annie C. Coleman, was found at the scene and the deceased female’s clothing matched the description of what Coleman was last seen wearing.
Johnson said identification also was found near the deceased male that matches the description of a man known to frequent the trailer.
The man’s identity has not been released, and Coroner Carolyn Green said she is waiting to make a match through fingerprints and possibly dental records.
When the bodies were found Sunday morning, Johnson said decomposition was visible and matched the timeline of when Coleman was reported missing. Coleman was last reported seen May 22.
Green said her office is waiting for a toxicology report and also sent fingerprints and available medical records to the medical examiner’s office in Jackson.
Deputies found the bodies after neighboring family and friends reported the discovery in the trailer. Johnson said the family was checking on the man because they saw his car but had not seen him in a few days.
jb.clark@journalinc.com