April 29, 2022

Perry County officials pull body from Leaf River

Therese Apel

Photo by Tim Marshall on Unsplash

Perry County officials say they will not immediately release the name of a man found dead in the Leaf River on Thursday.

A release from the sheriff’s department said a boater called from near the Mahned bridge and said there was a possible human body in the water.

Investigators with Perry County, along with Perry County Emergency Management Director Colby Prine, took a boat to the location of the body. The Hattiesburg Crime Scene Unit was also called to the location and photographed the scene.

After about an hour, authorities were able to extract the body from the river and bring it to the New Augusta boat ramp, where the coroner was on the scene. The coroner later pronounced the man deceased.

The victim is a white male. This case is still pending investigation.

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