Student’s death still under investigation


Hattiesburg police are still investigating the death of a University of Southern Mississippi student and the cause of death is pending a toxicology report.

Sgt. Allen Murray said Tuesday that 29-year-old Joshua Lee Stephenson of Corinth was found dead Monday in an apartment.

Forrest County Deputy Coroner Ronnie Kemp said the cause of death is unknown and the body was sent to the state crime lab in Jackson.

Kemp tells The Hattiesburg American that the preliminary autopsy results came back Tuesday, and while no signs of trauma were discovered, an official cause of death had not been declared and is pending a toxicology screening.

He said he was unsure about when the toxicology results would be released.

Information from: The Hattiesburg American,
The Associated Press

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