Homicide

Decapitated body in Mississippi is identified

A man whose body was found decapitated over the weekend in Jackson, Mississippi has been identified.

The Jackson Police Department (JPD) identified the victim as 30-year-old Jeremy Jerome Jackson.

Police said a head was found on the porch of a home in Jackson on Saturday. A severely burned torso was also discovered about a mile away from the home hours later, according to police. Both the head and the torso belonged to Jackson. Police are treating the case as a homicide and the cause of death is decapitation.

“Jeremy Jerome Jackson-30, cause of death, decapitation. Jackson also suffered a non-fatal gunshot wound to the leg,” read a tweet from the JPD.

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JPD spokesperson Tyree Jones said officers have a couple of leads in the case but no person of interests

“This incident where his head was severed from the body of course brings a lot of various concerns,” Jones told Fox News. “No homicide is normal but that’s definitely something we haven’t experienced here.”

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Police were able to identify Jackson with a fingerprint match. According to Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart, Jackson’s face was recognizable.

The FBI and other federal agencies are assisting with the investigation. A $20,000 reward is being offered for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s) responsible for the death of Jackson. People with tips are being asked to call the JPD at 601-355-8477.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Willie James Inman is a Fox News multimedia reporter based in Jackson, Mississippi. Follow him on twitter: @WillieJames