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Man Found Dead on Sweet St. in Jackson


A 46 year-old man was found dead in a home earlier today and Jackson police say they will have to wait for an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

Police say it all started on the 1400 block of Sweet Avenue on Thursday around 2pm.

 "State troopers arrived here investigating a check fraud that occurred outside the jurisdiction of the city of Jackson," said Jackson Police Lt. Christopher Simpson.

But instead of finding bounced checks they found something completely different.

"Once that state trooper was here, he was able to ascertain by looking through a window and speaking to another person inside the residence, that a dead body was inside of the kitchen area," Simpson said.

Medical examiners would confirm that body was that of a 46 year old man from Jackson and for now, police say the other person found inside is now a person of interest.

"Someone not calling 911 upon noticing a dead body and staying inside the residence with it, we have concerns with that and we want to get to the bottom of that," Simpson said.

Police say its still too early to tell if there is a link between the check fraud case and the death.

Medical examiners also tell 6News there were no sign of gun shot wounds or knife injuries. Autopsy reports are expected to be released Friday.

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