A man found dead in a Ridgeland yard Friday morning with a broken neck was likely killed in a struggle, according to the Jasper County Sheriff's Office.
Kenneth Chisolm, 48, was found on Mitchellville Road at about 7:30 a.m. by the homeowner, who was leaving for work, Jasper County Sheriff's Office Maj. Donald L. Hipp said Tuesday. Deputies are investigating his death as a homicide after an autopsy Saturday that showed Chisolm, of Orange Grove Road, had a broken neck, according to Hipp and Coroner Martin Sauls.
The man, well-known in the Mitchellville community, was last seen at about 11:30 p.m. Thursday, Hipp said. Deputies believe someone might have fought or pushed Chisolm.
"We don't think there was any physical weapon used," Hipp said.
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The Sheriff's Office interviewed about six witnesses and persons of interest Monday and had more interviews scheduled Tuesday. Officers have not identified any suspects, Hipp said.