JPD: Man found dead in Presidential Hills Park was shot multiple times

Photo Credit: Margaret-Ann Carter, WJTV
Photo Credit: Margaret-Ann Carter, WJTV

UPDATE: 10/04/2016 11:41am The Jackson Police Department has released a statement regarding the homicide investigation into Justin Jones’ death.

The statement, issued by JPD Commander Tyree Jones, reads as follows:

“On Tuesday, October 4, 2016, at approx. 6:54 AM, Precinct 3 officers responded to Presidential
Hills Park located at Cynthia Rd. near Flag Chapel regarding a possible deceased subject located
in the park. Allegedly, walkers on the track observed what appeared to be a body and contacted
police. Upon officers’ arrival, it was learned that a black male, later identified as Justin Jones,
32, had been shot multiple times and was pronounced deceased on scene.
There is no suspect information nor is there a motive at this time. This is an ongoing
investigation. This is the city’s 53rd homicide investigation for 2016.”

The JPD is urging anyone with information that may be helpful to their investigation to call the department at: (601) 960.1234 or the TIPS line at: (601) 355.TIPS (8477).

UPDATE: 10/04/2016 11:19am Police have identified the victim as 32-year-old Justin Jones.


UPDATE: 10/04/2016 8:40am JPD is confirming that the man who shot multiple times.  The man is being described at this time only as a black male.  The investigation is now a homicide investigation, marking the 53rd homicide of 2016 in Jackson, Mississippi:



JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Police are investigating after a man’s body is found in a local park on Cynthia Road near Flag Chapel Road in Jackson.

Photo Credit: Margaret-Ann Carter, WJTV
Photo Credit: Margaret-Ann Carter, WJTV


Police found the man’s body on Cynthia Road near Flag Chapel Road. A portion of Presidential Hills Park was blocked Tuesday morning as officers investigated.

The cause of death, police say, is not known at this time.  No other information, including the man’s identity, has yet been released.’

WJTV has a crew on the scene. We’ll update this story as soon as more information becomes available.



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