Greenville police are investigating the remains of a human body discovered on Christmas Day.
Officers with the Greenville Police Department got a call from a concerned resident shortly after 4 p.m. Wednesday about human remains found in a wooded area in the 700 block of Clay Street. A firearm was also found next to the body.
Assistant Police Chief Michael Merchant said after the remains were found, the Washington County Coroner was called to transport the body to the Mississippi Crime Lab for an autopsy.
The human remains were so decomposed it was impossible to guess the age or gender, Merchant said.
“Due to the level of decomposition, we have not been able to confirm any vitals information at this time,” Merchant said. “This currently is a death investigation and we will update as the information becomes available.”
If anyone has information, they are asked to call the Greenville Police Department at 662-378-1515 or Crimestoppers at 662-378-8477.