UPDATE: Body found in Pontotoc identified

Pontotoc County coroner Kim Bedford said the body of 29-year-old Lewis Richard Faiella was found at his home by his mother. The white male had been there at least two days. He was a graduate of South Pontotoc High School.

Pontotoc County Coroner Kim Bedford says a body found on Pontocola Road on Friday evening is not going to be ruled a homicide.

Bedford said the identification process is going on now and something may be known in the next couple of days.

Pontotoc County Sheriff Neal Davis said he received a call Friday around 5 p.m. that a body was found in a home near the Lee-Pontotoc county line.

More on this story as it becomes available.

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