Missing man found dead in abandoned Jackson house

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Hinds County Sheriff officials say they believe they’ve found the body of a Jackson man, whose family reported him missing in late October.  

Law enforcement announced their discovery on Saturday morning in a press release, saying they discovered what is believed to be the body of 64-year-old Richard Cooper.

US Marshalls aided sheriff’s investigators in locating the body in the house on Brown Street in Jackson Friday night. 

Family members reported Cooper missing after he hadn’t been seen for several days, according to police. 

The sheriff’s office says suspects were arrested Friday evening at an abandoned house on Gunda Street in South Jackson. 

Mackenzie Corey Stuckey and Jessica Sierra Winston, 31, of Jackson were “arrested… in connection to this case,” the press release said.

Police say Stuckey is facing charges that include murder, aggravated assault, kidnapping and auto theft. 

Winston faces charges of murder, aggravated assault, kidnapping and forgery. 

The two are detained at the Hinds County Detention Center as of Saturday, officials say. 

“This is an ongoing investigation and we will update as information is available,” Hinds County Sheriff’s Dept. said.

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