Okolona police investigate body found in wooded area

OKOLONA, Miss. (WCBI) – Okolona police are investigating after a man was found dead hanging from a tree.

Chickasaw County Coroner Eric Smith identified the man as 45-year-old Jerrel Gillentine of Golden.

Police Chief Tommy Ivy said Gillentine was found in a wooded area off Laster Drive on Thursday afternoon.

The area is also near a railroad track and a creek.

Ivy told WCBI that Gillentine had been reported missing for a couple of days.

An autopsy will be done to find out the manner of death.

For 24/7 news and updates, follow us on Facebook and Twitter

Categories: Local News