MS: Officials probe fatal hunting accident
November 23, 2009
Officials probe fatal hunting accident, second accidental shooting
STARKVILLE — The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department is investigating
the death of a hunter found shot Sunday morning near the Choctaw County
Douglas Marion Childs, 32, of Jeff Peay Road, was found dead shortly
after 7 a.m. in a wooded area about 30 feet from Hawkins Road in western
Oktibbeha County, said OCSD Chief Deputy George Carrithers. Childs and
several others had been hunting in the area, Carrithers said, and one man
reported hearing a gunshot and a cry of "Oh no."
One of the hunters went to the area to investigate the gunshot and came
across Childs' body, Carrithers said. An autopsy was scheduled Sunday at the
Mississippi Crime Lab in Jackson.
The Sheriff's Department is still investigating the incident, Carrithers
said. Anyone with information is encouraged to call OCSD at 662-323-2421.
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