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Police identify body found in abandoned house

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WAVELAND, Miss. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - The Waveland Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation after the body of a homeless man was discovered in an abandoned house on U.S. Highway 90.

Hancock County Coroner Jim Faulk says 58-year-old David Bourgeois of Hancock County apparently had been dead for several days when his body was found Wednesday night.

Faulk says the case was ruled a homicide after the autopsy Thursday. He says he cannot release any additional details about the death.

Police Chief David Allen says the man may have been staying in the house.

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