Missing Mississippi Family Possibly Found Dead

GALLMAN, Miss. — Authorities say the bodies of a man, woman and young boy believed to be members of a family that went missing were found Tuesday in Mississippi, not far from where investigators found their burned car days earlier.

Copiah County Sheriff Harold Jones says the bodies were found in an abandoned house about a mile from where the family’s vehicle was located Saturday.

Jones says the man who led authorities to the bodies, 42-year-old Timothy Lydell Burns, is being charged with arson of a vehicle. Jones says more charges are likely. Burns was being held Tuesday in the county jail.

Jones says the bodies matched the descriptions of Jaidon Hill, 7, Atira Hill-Smith, 30, and Laterry Smith, 34. Their vehicle was found wrecked and burning Saturday in Copiah County.

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