Authorities are investigating an apparent homicide after a body was found in front of a Benton County residence Friday morning.
Marshall County Coroner Richard Anderson said Derrick L. Sanders, 45, of the Lamar community, was found dead and naked in a yard at the intersection of Saxton Road and Highway 7 North around 5:45 a.m.
Sanders was seen by a man passing by on a backhoe.
Anderson said the Benton County Sheriff’s Office and Mississippi Bureau of Investigations are investigating the crime, but at this time there are no suspects.
Anderson said the man was stabbed, shot and beaten and died sometime between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. His clothes were lying next to him when his body was found.