Copiah County Sheriff Harold Jones says the unknown man’s body discovered on County Farm Road early Sunday, is that of 33-year-old Canvis Hester of Hazlehurst.
Hester suffered “multiple gunshot wounds” Jones says.
Two women and two men have been arrested in connection with the murder: Dajour Nashay Sutton, 22, of Hazlehurst; Augustyn Lewis, 22, of Crystal Springs; Antonio Devon Bailey, 22, of Crystal Springs; Kimberly Sutton Jackson, 39 of Hazlehurst.
The four are in custody as of Tuesday, at Copiah County Jail.
They face multiple felony charges to include kidnapping and armed robbery, according to Jones.
Officials tell WJTV 12 that mugshots of the suspects will soon be available and that additional charges are expected.
A motive in the killing is not yet known.