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Body of Ricky Saxton Found in Yazoo County

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Ricky Saxton's body was found in Yazoo County Ricky Saxton's body was found in Yazoo County

Authorities in Yazoo County are investigating a murder after the body of a missing man is found.  This is a story we first broke on our Facebook page.

Police tell us 57-year-old Ricky Saxton had been missing since Wednesday afternoon.  Investigators found his body on Dale Road in rural Yazoo County.

"The last call was off the Benton tower, and I started calling landowners to be on the lookout for it.  And, I got from the landowner saying they found his wrecker on his place," explains MDWFP’s Rusty Odum.

Sheriff Jacob Sheriff tells us the preliminary investigation shows a single gunshot wound to the back of Saxton's left ear.  Two vehicles were removed from the scene: Saxton's wrecker and a little blue car.

"The blue car was abandoned here at the residence.  And, it might be his concern of picking it up," Sheriff Sheriff tells News Channel 12.

The Sheriff doesn't know if the two cars are connected to the murder investigation.  Right now, there is no suspect or motive in the case.

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