Blood Bane

Newspaper headline about the severed head with a map showing the location

What happened?

The Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department is investigating the discovery of a human head inside a bucket found in a wooded area in Taylor, Mississippi.

Local children happened upon a nearby vandalism scene on Saturday, February 22, 2020. That discovery led law enforcement to the secondary scene where the human remains were found.

The deceased has not yet been identified. The investigation into who the victim is and the location of the remainder of the body is ongoing at this time.

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