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Marshall County investigators looking for answers after man’s body found in backyard of nice subdivision

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MARSHALL COUNTY, MS -

(WMC-TV) – Chopper 5 had an exclusive look at the flashing blue lights and line of undercover cars about 100 yards from where a homeowner made a chilling discovery in his own backyard late Tuesday afternoon.

"The owner was apparently going down to his pond to check around his place like he does every day and located a body," Marshall County Major Kelly McMillen said.

McMillen could only say they found a white man and that family members were being notified.

"He was from East Tennessee, which in this area you can see nice subdivision, wooded area where the body was at, it's just kind of odd at this time," McMillen said.

According to investigators, markings were found on the man's body and now they're trying to determine if foul play was involved.

McMillen said Byhalia Police took statements and one neighbor may have recognized the man.

"They may have seen this guy around the Taylor's Mill area with a white female and a green Ford Ranger pickup," McMillen said.

McMillen said they just want to talk to the last people to see the man in an effort to put all of the pieces together.

Authorities in Marshall County said the homeowner did not know the man he found behind his house.

Action News 5 will keep you up to date as soon as we have the results of the autopsy on Wednesday.

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