UPDATE: Dead body found on side of highway in Itawamba County

By Adam Armour/The Itawamba County Times

The death of a Smithville man whose body was found in a roadside ditch off of Highway 25 South near the Beans Ferry boat ramp Sunday morning is currently under investigation.

According to Itawamba County Sheriff Chris Dickinson, the body of Jerry Dunn Pearce, 56, of 60084 George Pearce Road, Smithville, was found lying face down in a ditch at about 11 a.m. Sunday morning. The cause of death is still under investigation.

Click here for more at Itawamba360.com.