Renaldo Hunt was shot four times before his body was dumped on the side of Mississippi 7 on the night of May 26, according to the preliminary autopsy report.
Hunt’s body was found by a passing motorist near midnight as it lay on the surface of the road. Authorities said it appeared he had been killed only a short time before his body was found.
Carroll County Coroner Mark Stiles said the autopsy completed in Jackson late last week showed that the 30-year-old Greenwood man had died from the gunshot wounds.
Meanwhile, the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has developed “a few persons of interest” in Hunt’s killing but has run into an overall lack of cooperation from the people investigators have tried to interview.
“We have a few persons of interest in the case but nothing solid at this time,” said Highway Patrol Sgt. Ronnie Shive, who serves as a spokesman for the MBI investigators.
“People are just not talking. We’ve got an idea about what happened, but we’re just trying to get people to talk,” Shive said.
The MBI is leading the investigation because Hunt’s body was found on the surface of a state highway within Carroll County.
Hunt grew up in a large family in Sidon and had moved recently to the Browning Community. He had two sons with his long-term girlfriend, did seasonal work, washed and detailed cars, and cleaned houses. He also had a criminal history with convictions starting from when he was in high school.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Century Funeral Home in Greenwood.
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