Severed head found on front steps of home

Police later found a headless body, but have yet to determine if there is a connection

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JACKSON, MS (WJTV) — The Jackson Police Department began an investigation into a “suspicious death” Saturday morning where a decapitated unidentified male was found.

According to the JPD, at approximately 9:19 a.m. Saturday morning, officers responded to a suspicious activity call on 1536 Deer Park Street. Officers found the head of a black male on the front steps of the residence.

The remains of the body have yet to be uncovered. Coroners are in the process of identifying the remains of the deceased.

Neighbors also reported hearing gunfire Friday evening. Any relation between these events has yet to be confirmed.

According to JPD Commander Tyree Jones, this is the 28th homicide to occur this year in Jackson.

Jackson police were later called to Green Avenue where a burned human torso was found. Police are working to determine if this is related to the severed human head.