Body found in Lafayette County

By Errol Castens/NEMS Daily Journal

OXFORD – The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department received a report Sunday of a missing black male in the West Spring Hill area of Lafayette County. On Tuesday officers recovered a body matching the description. It has been sent to the State Medical Office for autopsy and identification.

The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department has issued two murder warrants for Anthony Darrel Smith of Abbeville and Alison Raynetta Alexander of Champaign, Ill.

Sheriff’s Investigator Alan Wilburn said the department thanks the family involved and the community at large for their patience and for the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation and the Mississippi Crime Lab for their assistance in the investigation.