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franklin county times

Kemper County man found hanged

By By Lynette Wilson / staff writer
Jan. 10, 2003
Kemper County Sheriff Samuel Tisdale said his department will wait for autopsy results before investigating whether or not foul play was involved in the death of a Porterville resident.
Tisdale said that Nick Naylor, 23, was found Thursday by relatives hanged from a tree with a dog chain around his neck on Hopewell Road about 11/2 miles from his home.
The sheriff said he expects the autopsy results within two to three days. He said relatives reported Naylor missing Wednesday around midnight and that a deputy went looking for him, but found nothing.
Naylor's relatives, the Kemper County Sheriff's Department and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks resumed their search at day break.
Naylor was last seen alive at 2 p.m. Wednesday by deer hunters, Tisdale said.