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Foul play suspected in death of man found in car parked on Center Street

Brookhaven police are investigating a possible homicide that occurred overnight, authorities said.

Chief Bobby Bell said officers responding to a call of a man sleeping in his vehicle on Center Street found that the man was deceased. “They thought he was asleep,” he said. “They checked for a pulse and realized he was dead.”

The discovery was made shortly after 3 a.m.

The man, who has not been identified pending notification of his next of kin, was taken to the state crime lab for an autopsy, he said.

Foul play is suspected.

“We have reason to believe the victim did not drive himself to that location,” he said.

Bell would not say at this time if the victim had been shot or stabbed or killed in another manner, citing the ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information about either crime is asked to call Brookhaven Police Department at 601-833-2424 or CrimeStoppers at 601-823-0150. Tips leading to an arrest may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000.