Update: The Hinds County coroner released updated information about the case. The following article has been changed to reflect the new information.
JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Jackson police arrested a suspect after a man’s body was found in advanced stages of decomposition on Tuesday, May 3, 2022.
The body was found at an abandoned home on Baker Street. According to the Hinds County coroner, a preliminary investigation showed the victim died from multiple stab wounds.
Deputy Police Chief Deric Hearn said the investigation led detectives to Ohio Street and California Avenue, where 29-year-old Reshawn Jones was arrested. Hearn said Jones confessed to stabbing the victim, who has not been identified.
Neighbors in the area said they were surprised that a body was discovered inside a home.
“I passed by this house yesterday and picked up trash. I had no idea there was a body inside, but the violence here is ridiculous, and we need to get a hold to it,” said Gertrude Blanche, a neighbor.