Man’s Body Found in Field in Belzoni

BELZONI, MS (Ben Caxton) — A Humphreys County man has been found dead in a field in Belzoni. Police say 64-year-old Willie Purnell was last seen in Belzoni the night of January 3rd around 10:00 near the Zip Trip on Highway 49, until his body was discovered in a field off the end of Truman Street in southwest Belzoni on Wednesday. Witnesses who last saw Purnell reported he got into a small black Nissan with an unknown person and left going in an unknown direction. Sheriff J.D. Roseman said Purnell was on medication and had a history of medical issues.



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