Officer Sam Brown said the body of 29-year-old Dan Belton was discovered when officers canvassed the area near Old Highway 49 east. The victim’s body had multiple gunshot wounds.
According to Brown, Belton had been reported missing earlier in the day.
Jackson Police Chief Joseph Wade said a warrant has been issued for the arrest of 26-year-old Justin Thurmond in connection to this case. Another warrant is expected to be issued in the coming days, but Wade said police are still working to confirm the identity of the second suspect.
Anyone with information about the case can contact Jackson police at 601-960-1234 or Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS (8477).