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HOUSTON, Miss. – (WCBI) Houston police are investigating the death of an elderly man found dead in his home. Police tape could be seen Tuesday morning around the Aberdeen Road home of 76 year old William Ray Bevill, located off Hwy. 8 in Houston.

Bevill’s relatives had tried unsuccessfully to reach him by phone over the weekend and decided to call police.

“We approached the house out there went inside we just seen him then we backed out. We got the Mississippi Bureau of Investigations up here. They done the crime scene for us,” said Billy Voyles, Houston Police Chief.

Chickasaw County Sheriff and MBI agents are assisting in the investigation.

Detetives don’t have anyone in custody and spent today [Tuesday] sorting through evidence recovered from the home Monday night.

Agents also aren’t talking about a motive but they do know Bevills, who lived alone, confronted his attacker.

“You know we are treating it as a homicide investigation. There is signs of a struggle and foul play,” said James Meyers, Chickasaw County Chief Deputy.

In the sleepy town of Houston, a murder investigation continues.

“Pretty quiet little town around here you know its strange something like this happens around Houston. But you know times are changing you know,” said Voyles.

The body has been sent to Jackson for an autopsy.

Anyone who might have seen anyone in the area or heard anything is asked to call the Houston Police Department or Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department.


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