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Murder Suspect Wanted in Copiah County

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Christopher Michael Smith Christopher Michael Smith
Copiah County, MS -

A murder warrant has been issued for 38-year-old Christopher Michael Smith.

Police say he may be driving a black Chevrolet Cavalier with a Lincoln County tag (#LIT 605).

Smith is considered armed and dangerous.  He's accused of murdering Nakisa Benson, 38, of Lawrence county.  Benson and Smith live in Lawrence county.

Benson worked at the Copiah County Department of Human Services and was on her way home when she was killed.  Police say she was driving a black Pontiac, and Christopher Smith was driving a separate car.  They found her car parked on the side of Monticello Road Tuesday night, and her body was found in a wooded area across a fence line.

Copiah County authorities are working with Lawrence County authorities for more information.

If you have information about Christopher Smith--please call police.


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