Foul play suspected in Lafayette death

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OXFORD – Lafayette County Sheriff’s officers responding to a welfare-concern call early Wednesday morning discovered the body of 25-year-old Zacharias Herculese McClendon of Gulfport at a location on County Road 140.

Investigator Alan Wilburn said it appears that foul play was involved in the death but that details are being withheld from the public while the Sheriff’s Department, Oxford Police Department and the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation examine the available evidence.

Wilburn said the agencies are asking anyone with information possibly related to the crime to contact the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department at (662) 234-8789 or Lafayette County Crime Stoppers at (662) 234-8477.