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Death of Leakesville man ruled as accidental

From Staff Reports
The death of a man whose body was found alongside a city street in Leakesville has been ruled accidental.
Greene County Coroner Ladd Pulliam told the Herald Friday afternoon that an autopsy performed earlier in the day on the body of Martinez ‘Willie’ Land confirmed that the Leakesville resident had a medical condition that caused him to fall, striking his head on pavement. Medical examiners could not say that the medical condition would have been fatal, but determined the blunt force trauma to Land’s skull resulting from the fall would have been, Pulliam said.
Land’s body was discovered just after 6:30 a.m. Thursday at the end of a driveway to a residence on Texas Street. Authorities treated the area where his body was found as a crime scene and worked the case as a potential homicide. Friday’s autopsy results put that matter to rest as law enforcement are ruling the matter as an accidental death.

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  1. Daniel Simpson on July 23, 2021 at 7:56 pm

    So…. I am a lifelong resident of Greene County. I attended school with Willie. He was such a great person with a big heart. He would help anyone he could at any time. I’m concerned about the accidental ruling. I guess my question is, if he hit the pavement that hard, wouldn’t there have been some of the flesh or something on the pavement? Thats a hard hit for it to kill you when walking and it seems there would of at least been some flesh on the pavement where he supposedly hit that hard. Yes, I know you can fall and break your neck even while walking, just concerned actual due diligence was done on this situation.

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