UPDATE: Lafayette County names interim coroner

Otis E. “Rocky” Kennedy, 35, will serve as the interim Lafayette County coroner, according to a report in the Oxford Eagle newspaper.

Kennedy will start on the job Nov. 1.

The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved hiring Kennedy this morning to replace former coroner Lonnie Weaver who submitted his letter of resignation earlier this month, citing “personal reasons.”

Weaver served as coroner for 20 years before his resignation which is believed to have been brought about as a result of possible legal problems after the Mississippi Coroners and Medical Examiners Association accused Weaver of misappropriation of funds and turned over its findings to the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office.

No charges have officially been brought against Weaver.

Oxford Eagle