December 6, 2022

UPDATE: Tattoos And Social Media Help Identify Dismembered Body Found In Pearl River County

Morgan Howard

According to WLOX, thanks to tattoos and social media, investigators were able to identify the dismembered body found inside of a large box in Pearl River County.

Coroner Derek Turnage said the victim was 24-year-old Seth Colter Odom, from Poplarville.

WLOX said that the autopsy was set to be finished Tuesday and a cause of death has not yet been determined.

According to police, Odom’s body was found around 10 a.m. Saturday inside a large plastic toolbox on Burge and Reyer Road in rural Pearl River County.

Turnage said,

“We made the determination it was best to extricate the body in a controlled environment, so we made arrangements to bring the toolbox to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Biloxi,”

Investigators worked with the Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department and the State Medical Examiner’s Office to research and identify Odom’s numerous tattoos. Using social media and other sources, Turnage said they were able to find matching photos to help identify him.

WLOX reports that investigators are still working to determine when Odom died. It appears that he was dead for about a week.

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