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Body found in Benton Co., Miss.

Chief Deputy Joe Batts with the Benton County Sheriff's Office says they're investigating Sanders' death as a homicide. (Photo Source: Google Map) Chief Deputy Joe Batts with the Benton County Sheriff's Office says they're investigating Sanders' death as a homicide. (Photo Source: Google Map)

(WMC) – On Friday, a body a male in his 40s was found at Sexton Road and Highway 7 in Benton County, Mississippi. The Sheriff's Department is now asking for the public's help.

Derrick Sanders' body was found at the edge of a yard just outside Lamar, Miss. by a passing motorist just before 5 a.m.

Chief Deputy Joe Batts with the Benton County Sheriff's Office says they're investigating Sanders' death as a homicide.

Sanders' body has been sent to Jackson for an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

If you know anything that can help this investigation, please call detectives at (662) 224-8941.

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