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Bodies Found In Shallow Grave

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Lauderdale County, MS - The Lauderdale County Sheriff says that Monday morning, the family of Aketi Sims Washington reported her missing. She had been missing since May, but was known to be away for long periods of time.

The Lauderdale Sheriff's Department began investigating. Information they obtained since Monday led them to the property at 7643 A Espey Rd just north of Meridian.

The Sheriff's Department got a search warrant and began searching the property at 8:30am this morning. The investigator saw what he thought were bones.

Around 9:45am, deputies began digging and found two bodies.

One is believed to be Aketi Sims Washington.

The second body is believed to be a man named Algene Grant who lived at 7643 A Espey Rd.  Grant is a sex offender who was supposed to register in June, but nobody had heard from him.

One person is in custody as a person of interest, the person is not yet a suspect and not yet charged.

The remains are still on the property.

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