July 14, 2023

Jones County Man Found Dead Outside Mobile Home

Morgan Howard

The Jones County Sheriff’s Department is investigating, along with the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, a suspected murder on Azzie Pitts Road in the Matthews community.

54-year-old Wilson Earl Myrick was found deceased by a co-worker this morning outside of his mobile home.

The victim is reported to have been shot and died at the scene.

Units from the following agencies responded to the scene: Jones County Sheriff’s Department Shady Grove Fire Rescue EMSERV Ambulance, Service Mississippi Bureau of Investigation Jones County District Attorney Brad Thompson Jones County Coroner’s Office Capitol Police Dept. – Crime Scene Unit.

The investigation into a suspect(s) in the incident is underway.

Additional information will be released as the case develops. ‘

“This is an active investigation utilizing MBI and Capitol Police Crime Scene Unit personnel and assets to support and supplement our personnel and resources,” notes Jones County Sheriff Joe Berlin. Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call JCSD at 601-425-3147 or Jones County Crime Stoppers at 601-428-STOP  (7867).”

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