August 2, 2021

Body discovered In Ellisville along I-59 near Exit 88

Therese Apel

Police are investigating after the body of a man was found Sunday on I-59 in Ellisville.

The Jones County Sheriff’s Department reports that they are assisting the Ellisville Police Department, in looking into the death of an adult male whose body was discovered at Exit 88 in the Ellisville city limits on Sunday at 6:50 pm.

The man was discovered by passersby who had stopped along the interstate and called 911 to report the incident. Units from the Ellisville Police Department, Ellisville Fire Department, EMServ Ambulance Service, and Jones County Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene and located the body. Ellisville Police Chief Bruce Russell requested JCSD Investigator Sgt. J.D. Carter to respond and assist with the death investigation.

There was no foul play suspected following the on-site investigation by EPD, JCSD and Jones County Coroner’s Office personnel. Next-Of-Kin notifications are being made by Jones County Coroner Burl Hall. A determination on the cause of death will be made by Coroner Hall.

It was unclear exactly how long the body had been at the incident site, although investigators believe it was less than three days. The Jones County Coroner’s Office will be releasing the name of the deceased individual following family notifications.

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