LAMAR COUNTY, MS. - Hattiesburg Police Department received a phone call Thursday morning about a suspicious vehicle in Lamar County.
HPD and Lamar County officials were notified about the suspicious vehicle around 10:06am. Authorities arrived to the scene for a preliminary investigation at the Hattiesburg Dermatology Clinic on 104 Asbury Circle in Lamar County.
“We can confirm that there is a deceased white male. It doesn’t seem like there was foul play according to the coroner…it is an ongoing investigation, but at this time there doesn’t seem to be any foul play.” Latasha Mitchell Meyers, Public Information Officer.
Meyers also confirmed the out of state vehicle has a Tennessee license plate.
Cody Creel, Lamar County Coroner, says the body had been inside the white Mercedes SUV for about a week. “Body will be going to the morgue with me and from there we will be contacting the family.”
Creel said the identification of the dead body is still unconfirmed at this time. FOX23 will keep you updated with more information.