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Body Found In Burned SUV Identified

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Courtesy Wesley Muller, Enterprise-Journal Courtesy Wesley Muller, Enterprise-Journal
Magnolia - Authorities in Pike County have identified a body was found Oct. 1 in a burned SUV.
Sheriff's Chief Deputy Steve Rushing tells the Enterprise-Journal (http://bit.ly/1g0gTVT ) that the state Crime Lab used DNA to identify the victim was 44-year-old Janice Blackwell Brown of McComb, the vehicle's owner.
Rushing says the case is being investigated as a homicide. The cause of death has not been released.
Rushing says the sheriff's office was notified Wednesday that Brown was the victim.
Deputies received a call at 3:46 a.m. on Oct. 1 after a passer-by spotted the burned SUV. Upon arrival, deputies discovered the severely charred remains inside the vehicle.
The vehicle fire had burned itself out by the time the discovery was reported.
Information from: Enterprise-Journal, http://www.enterprise-journal.com

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