Jackson County

Police ID Ocean Springs man found dead on side of U.S. 90

Authorities are investigating a body found on the side of U.S. 90 in Ocean Springs on Wednesday, Ocean Springs Police Capt. William Jackson said.

He said police received a call of a body in the ditch on the north side of the highway near Rumours Lounge about 2:30 p.m. He said the man was unresponsive and Ocean Springs Fire Department, along with Acadian Medical Services, administered first aid but were unable to revive him.

Jackson identified the man as 33-year-old Aaron M. Sullivan of Ocean Springs.

Police believe Sullivan had been there about 10 or 12 hours, Jackson said.

The Ocean Springs Criminal Investigation Division is investigating Sullivan’s death. Jackson said it’s unknown if foul play is involved or if the man was accidentally struck by a vehicle.

Sullivan’s autopsy is scheduled for Friday in Jackson.

Anyone with any information on this case are asked to contact the Ocean Springs Police Department at 228-875-2211 or Crime Stoppers at 1-877-787-5898.

Patrick Ochs: 228-896-2326, @PatrickOchs