Decomposed human remains were found in Hinds County Christmas afternoon, according to a Facebook post from Sheriff Tyree Jones.
Jones said the body was found on Wynndale Road near a water tower. They appeared to have been there for quite some time, he said.
Detectives are looking into the case to see if they can identify the body, as well as a possible cause of death, officials said.
Jones said he will update further at a press conference on Monday morning.
The case is under active investigation.