A third body in less than three weeks has been found in Greenville.
At about 11:15 a.m. Sunday, officers with the Greenville Police Department received a call from a local resident about possible remains found next to a railroad track at the 700 block of North Theobald Street.
“A concerned resident of Greenville called the police department to report the remains,” Assistant Police Chief Michael Merchant said, noting emergency medical personnel and the Washington County Coroner were also called. The coroner pronounced the subject dead on scene.
“This case is being handled as a death investigation,” Merchant said, noting initial examination of the remains did not reveal any identifiers or cause of death. The remains have been sent to the Mississippi Crime Lab for an autopsy.
This makes the third body found in Greenville in less than three weeks.
On Jan. 2, a 60-year-old man was found dead inside a manhole filled with water in the 800 block of Washington Avenue. No trauma was immediately identified and the body was been sent to the state crime lab for an autopsy.
On Christmas Day, human remains were found in the 700 block of Clay Street. A firearm was also found by the body. Merchant said the remains were so decomposed it was impossible to guess the age or gender. Those remains were also sent the state crime lab.
If anyone has any information about any of these incidents, they are urged to call the Greenville Police Department at 662-378-1515 or Crimestoppers at 662-378-8477.