MADISON COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – Authorities are investigating after a body was recovered from Lake Caroline Tuesday morning.
According to Madison County Coroner Alex Breeland, a male body was found before 9:00 a.m. The victim was identified as 19-year-old Jelani Porter, according to the Madison County Sheriff’s Office.
Crews responded to Lake Caroline on July 4 after they received a call that a person may have drowned.
Members of the Madison County Sheriff’s Office and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) suspended the search Monday night due to storms in the area.
No other details have been released at this time.
Porter worked at Bop’s Frozen Custard in Clinton. The business released the following statement:
We will be closed today to grieve the loss of our friend and team member Jelani (Jay) Porter. Please lift up our staff, his friends, and especially his family in prayer during this time of mourning so that the Lord can strengthen their spirit during this tragic loss.Bop’s Frozen Custard