Body in ditch identified as Memphis man - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Body in ditch identified as Memphis man

OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. (AP) - Police believe a Memphis man's body was dumped in a roadside in north Mississippi after being killed elsewhere.

The naked body was found Wednesday, lying in a weedy ditch off State Line Road in Olive Branch, Mississippi.

The body was identified yesterday as 30-year-old Marcus Turner of Memphis.

An autopsy is being conducted.

DeSoto County Coroner Jeffery Pounders says the body has no visible injuries. Pounders says the area where the body was found is lightly populated.

Police say the absence of any disturbance in the area where the body was found indicates that Turner likely was killed elsewhere.

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