UPDATE: TBI IDs victim in Madison Co. homicide

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MADISON COUNTY, Tenn. — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has identified the homicide victim found Thursday in southwest Madison County. The body found Thursday morning belonged to Louis Martez Jones, 23, of Jackson, according to the TBI. Forensic scientists are back on the scene today to continue a homicide investigation after the body was found off of Betty Manley Road, according to TBI officials. Investigators with the TBI say at around 10:15 a.m Thursday, the Madison County Sheriff‘s Department received a call about a body in a field near the 100 block of Betty Manley Road. Two citizens were driving down the road looking for deer in the fields when they spotted the body, according to the TBI. When officers arrived on scene they confirmed the man was dead. According to a new report from the sheriff’s office, they are also looking for a vehicle that may possibly be involved in the incident. They say they are looking for a newer model Camaro, described as white in color with a red or orange racing stripe. The TBI has taken over the investigation, and the Madison County Sheriff’s Department is assisting. The TBI Violent Crimes Unit is also on the scene with a number of forensic analysts. “They are looking for the violent crimes team that’s coming in here,” said Tom Mapes, spokesperson for the Madison County Sheriff’s Department. “That will be getting us more information and give us more details on what we need to know.” Law enforcement helicopters were seen flying over to assist in the investigation Thursday afternoon. Investigators had a tent set up in the middle of the road, and about a quarter mile of the road was closed. According to investigators, the TBI mobile crime lab also was on scene to process evidence. Deputies say Betty Manley Road will be closed until further notice as investigators continue to work and process the scene. “At this point, I don’t think there is anything to be concerned about,” Mapes said. Anyone with information is asked to call the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND (1-800-824-3463,) the sheriff’s office at 731-423-6000 or Crime Stoppers at (731) 424-TIPS (8477). This is a developing story, and WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News will have more details as they become available.

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