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Body Found in Abandoned House

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Abandoned house on Willis Avenue Abandoned house on Willis Avenue

According to Lt. Jon Traxler with the Hattiesburg Police Department the body of a man was found around 3 o'clock this afternoon at 201 Willis Avenue.  The house was destroyed by a fire years ago.

Authorities say the body was badly decompose and hasn't been identified the body at this time

Traxler says the cause of death is unknown and it's hard to tell how long the man has been dead because of the heat.

The body is in Jackson undergoing an autopsy.

Police are still investigating.

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