Harrison County

Man’s body found in Gulfport, but how did he die?

Gulfport police arrive on the scene Friday after a pedestrian spotted a body in a ditch in the 4700 block of Tennessee Avenue in West Gulfport.
Gulfport police arrive on the scene Friday after a pedestrian spotted a body in a ditch in the 4700 block of Tennessee Avenue in West Gulfport. Gulfport Police Department

The body of a male was reported found in a ditch at 11:42 a.m. Friday in the 4700 block of Tennessee Street, police Sgt. Josh Bromen has confirmed.

Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove said an autopsy will be needed to determine the cause of death.

Bromen said someone who was walking by spotted the body and notified police. After police located the body, Hargrove arrived to begin a death investigation.

“At this point, there’s nothing pointing to anything being suspicious,” Bromen said.

Anita Lee: 228-896-2331, @calee99

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