• Police recover body from 'shallow grave' in backyard of Southaven home, officials say


    SOUTHAVEN, Miss - A buried body recovered from the backyard of a home in Southaven is getting sent to the Mississippi State crime lab.

    That’s where investigators will figure out if the DNA matches a missing man from Arkansas. 

    FOX13 was at the home off Burton Lane as officers continued their investigation.

    Officers spent 6 hours digging up the body on Tuesday.

    They are trying to figure out if it belongs to an Arkansas man who lived here but disappeared almost two months ago.

    Neighbors couldn’t believe it.

    Southaven police told us an interview with Michael Guidry yesterday, led police back to the home.

    They told us the missing man lived with Guidry and at least five other people.

    Police told us during their investigation into the missing man they discovered Guidry committed credit card fraud.

    They arrested him yesterday—then asked everyone else who lives in the home to find a different place to stay while they investigate.

    Police are not saying if Guidry is connected to the buried body in the backyard.
    Investigators still need to identify those remains.

    We reached out to one of Guidry’s family members, but she did not want to talk.

    FOX13 was also told by Southaven Police that child protective services have been called - but they will not give explain why.



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