Men discover decomposing body in back of ‘free-car’ they found abandoned along Byram, Mississippi road

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The body of a 34-year-old man was found in the back of an abandoned car near Byram, Mississippi when joyriders stumbled upon the vehicle Sunday.

Copiah County Sheriff Byron Swilley told reporters that two men stumbled upon an abandoned car with a “free car” sign along a Byram road, nearly 10 miles south of Jackson.

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  • The pair drove the vehicle for a while before noticing the deceased body of a man lying in the back.

    The coroner’s office identified the victim as Anthony McCrillis and determined he had been dead for days before the finding. He was last seen alive late Friday.

    “We believe that… the body was already in the car when the two individuals took possession of it,” Swilley said.