TCHULA, Miss. — Authorities say a 61-year-old man was found dead inside his Mississippi home and now an investigation is underway.

Holmes County Sheriff Willie March tells WLBT-TV that Paul Sharp was found in his home near Tchula on Wednesday. He says family members discovered Sharp and called 911.

March says deputies found the man’s body in the kitchen-area with a large amount of blood around.

March says that based on the preliminary investigation, it appears Sharp suffered trauma to the head. He says there wasn’t a forced entry into the home. Investigators think the body had been there for days, as it’s believed Sharp was last seen on Monday.

An autopsy will determine the exact cause of death.

Further details have not been released.


Information from: WLBT-TV, http://www.wlbt.com

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