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No foul play in hanging death
An investigation has ruled out foul play in the death of a local man whose body was found at Mhoon Landing on April 20.
Just after 10 a.m. Monday, the Tunica County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call from an employee at the MBI Construction site, who reported a body hanging. Sheriff K.C. Hamp contacted the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation and the Crime Scene Unit to assist at the scene.
The body, identified as Gregory Allen Smith, 44, was transported to the Medical Examiner’s office in Jackson, Miss. Smith was a resident of Plum Road at the Tunica Cut-off.
Student diagnosed with meningitis
A seven year old student at Tunica Elementary School is being treated at Lebonheur hospital in Memphis for bacterial meningitis.
School officials have taken steps to disinfect “all topical surfaces and common areas,” according to a social media post by Tunica County Superintendent Steve Chandler late Tuesday.
“We are working in close collaboration with the MS Department of Health, who will provide treatment for any student or staff member who has been in close contact or shows symptoms.
“These students and staff members will be treated tomorrow, April 22, at Tunica Elementary School,” Chandler said.
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