Man found dead after Greenville fire

By The Associated Press

GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Greenville police say a man was found dead of an apparent gunshot wound after firefighters extinguished a blaze Sunday.

Police spokesman Sgt. Michael Merchant tells the Delta Democrat Times that the fire occurred along Mississippi Highway 1 near Lacey Construction.

Merchant did not release the name of the victim but said the man’s body was taken to Jackson for an autopsy.

Merchant says a preliminary report shows the victim died from an apparent gunshot.

The State Fire Marshal’s Office is assisting in the ongoing investigation.