County unable to find identity of body
By JASON PATTERSON
Editor & Publisher
County officials are running out of places to look for the identity of the body of man that was unearthed by the flood.
Coroner Ricky Shivers said the body will be buried in the potter’s field at Glenwood Cemetery if the last remaining areas to be searched do not reveal the man’s identity.
Cobie Collins, president of the Board of Supervisors, suggested searching the cemeteries at Frierson Road and Clear Lake.
“The casket was found early in the flood, and those places would have been among the first cemeteries hit,” Collins said.
The body is a black male believed to be between 60-70 years old. He was buried in Mason attire.
Shivers said the casket, which he described as “gun metal” in color, had no serial number, so it was impossible to trace its origin. They were also unable to determine how long the man has been deceased. -------for the rest of the story see The Yazoo Herald printed edition or subscribe to the Digital Edition.----------