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Body found in Leaf River identified

The Perry County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed the identity of the body found by a boater in the Leaf River yesterday. Sheriff Mitch Nobles said they are still working to notify all appropriate next of kin and are not prepared to release to the public. The white male’s body was found near the Mahned bridge. Investigators with Perry County, along with Perry County EMD Colby Prine and the Hattiesburg Crime Scene Unit, extracted the body, which has been sent to the state crime lab for an autopsy.

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