Update: This incident occurred in May. We Reported on it at that time. The Coroner’s office alleged that it was suicide. The suspicion surrounding his death is still in question and many of his family members still want answers.
The following report contains graphic content and can Be emotionally triggering. Not many details have been uncovered regarding the body of a young man found hanging from a tree In Columbus, MS on Sunday. We have spoken with a relative that reached out to us to confirm that the young man’s Name is Deondrey Hopkins and they suspect foul play. The family is seeking answers and are demanding justice in the matter. Columbus, MS has had several controversial deaths involving black men in the last few years including one instance involving a man being attacked by a police dog viciously prior to being killed by police.
This would also be the second possible lynching in Mississippi in the last year and a half including the death of Willie Jones, Jr. in Forest, MS on February 8, 2018.
As details continue to develop we will update the report.