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Body discovered in Jefferson County on Sunday identified, arrest made



Carivontae Nix and Michael Templeton
Carivontae Nix and Michael Templeton (JCSO)

A body discovered by hunters on Sunday in Jefferson County has been identified as missing Copiah County resident Michael Templeton, 50. An arrest has been made in connection to the case.

Over the weekend in Jefferson County, deer hunters found unidentified human remains on Rodney Road, Lorman, Mississippi. After detecting a foul odor around 6:52 p.m. on Saturday, they discovered the body.

On Thursday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of 18-year-old Carivonte Nix. According to a report by WLBT, Sheriff James Bailey and MBI agents identified Templeton’s black Buick Lacrosse parked at the residence of 18-year-old Carivontae Nix, also situated off Rodney Road.

Nix was brought into the sheriff’s office. He subsequently admitted to his involvement in the incident, confirming that the discovered remains were those of Templeton. Following his confession, Nix was charged with murder and is currently being held at the county jail.

The motives behind the incident remain unclear at this time.

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