Police Officer Responds to Report of Body in Road, Finds Her Own Son Dead: Report

The son of a Mississippi police officer was found dead on Sunday, and the young man’s mother was one of the responding officers.

According to WJTV, Charles Stewart Jr., 20, was found dead at around 2 a.m. Sunday on Larkin Street. According to Dark Horse Press, Stewart’s mother was one of the responding officers.

That officer has not been identified. WJTV reports that Stewart was initially found to have died of a gunshot to the head, but that a medical examiner is still working to confirm his cause of death. No suspects are in custody.

According to Dark Horse Press, the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has taken over as the lead investigating agency, due to the victim’s connection to the Hazlehurst Police Department, but reports suggest that HPD may still have some involvement.

Investigators are seeking tips about the presumed homicide. According to the Dark Horse Press report, Anyone with possible information is urged to contact the Hazlehurst Police Department at (601) 894-1181 or Central Mississippi Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS (8477).