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5/21/2014 7:50:00 AM
Body found near park identified as black male in mid 20s
The body found Tuesday evening on a gravel road near Northside Park is a black male in his early to mid-20s, Philadelphia Police Chief Grant Myers said.
The body found Tuesday evening on a gravel road near Northside Park is a black male in his early to mid-20s, Philadelphia Police Chief Grant Myers said.

The body found Tuesday evening on a gravel road near Northside Park is a black male in his early to mid-20s, Philadelphia Police Chief Grant Myers said.

Police were dispatched to Parkside Drive just before 6 p.m. were they found the body, said Police Chief Grant Myers.

"We are expecting this to be foul play," said Myers. "We do not believe the body has been here for too long."

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation and the state Crime Lab are assisting.

Myers said if anyone has any information, call Crime Stoppers, 1-855-485-8477 (TIPS).

The body was found a quarter mile down Parkside Drive, which is a gravel road just north of Northside Park off old Mississippi 15.

Just before 6 p.m. Philadelphia police and fire departments were on the scene along with Neshoba EMS. By about 6:30 many of the first responders had left.

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