Jackson, MS., authorities have confirmed that the severed head and headless body found Saturday Police are from the same man and they have identified the victim as 30-year-old Jeremy Jerome Jackson.

A mugshot from a website that documents arrests is believed to be Jackson. The posting indicates he was previously arrested twice in Hinds County. His mugshot appeared on mugshots.com. Investigators are awaiting autopsy results from the Medical Examiner to determine the exact cause of death. No official photo has yet been released.


A press conference was held Monday by the Jackson Police Department to announce that federal investigators have been called in to help after a severed head and burned body were found in the same Jackson neighborhood.

“The citizens of Mississippi deserve much better then what we’ve seen over the weekend. It has this city in a state of shock,” said Vance. “There are gaping wounds in the city. People are wondering what in the world has happened to Jackson, Mississippi. And it’s up to us, to try to begin to restore the confidence of the 170,000 people who live here that Jackson is a place that can be a wonderful place to raise your kids. A great city to live in.”

The headless human body was found on Green Avenue shortly after the discovery of a severed head on Deer Park Street early Saturday morning.

The burned body was found just after 4 p.m. Saturday, less than a mile away from where the severed head was found on a resident’s front porch.

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