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Body Positively Identified, Victim Has Record in Nashville

By WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Staff
By news@wbbjtv.com

JACKSON, Tenn.-An autopsy has positively confirmed Lacord Matthews as the man found shot to death, Thursday in east Jackson.

The 24-year-old was found behind Lincoln Elementary School by a man walking. According to officers the medical examiner used finger prints to positively identify him.

His prints were on record due to his 2008 arrest in Nashville when a mug shot was snapped. Metro Nashville police told WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News that Matthews was found guilty of drug possession.

A check with officers in Jackson and in his hometown of Jonestown, Mississippi shows Matthews had never been arrested in either place.

Jackson police have not identified any suspects in his death.