Body Found in Burned Pickup

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Gautier police responded to a report of a truck fire and discovered the charred remains of a man inside the cab.
Sgt. Matt Hoggattsays police and firefighters responded to the scene around 11 a.m. Wednesday.
Hoggatt said the truck appeared to have been parked on the side of the road. As first responders began the process of extinguishing the fire, he says they noticed what appeared to be the remains of man inside the truck's cab.
Detective Jerry Cooksey said the case was being treated as a homicide.
An autopsy to determine the cause of death is scheduled Thursday.
Police did not identify the dead man pending notification of next of kin.


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