Body with gunshot wounds found in Alcorn County

CORINTH, Miss. (AP) – Authorities in northeastern Mississippi have discovered the body of a man who had been shot multiple times.

Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell tells news outlets that deputies found the body on the side of a road outside Corinth after receiving a call from a motorist early Thursday.

Caldwell says deputies are treating the investigation as a homicide.

Authorities have not released the identity or age of the man.