Missouri man charged with murder at homeless camp in the woods, police said

Source: Biloxi Police Department; MEGA

Feb. 12 2022, Published 11:10 a.m. ET

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A 63-year-old homeless man has been charged with murder after police say he killed another homeless person this week.

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Around 8 p.m. on Feb. 8, police responded to a call about a welfare check in the woods near the intersection of Popps Ferry Road and Cedar Lake Road in Biloxi, Missouri, which was the location of a known homeless camp, WDAM 7 reported.

When officers arrived, they found the body of a 52-year-old man who lives in the camp, according to WDAM 7.

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Police say he appeared to be the victim of an assault, but the motive for the attack is still under investigation, WDAM 7 reported. The victim's name was not released.


Davis Thomas Jordan, 63, was identified as a suspect and he was arrested in the immediate area without incident, according to WDAM 7.

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Jordan was charged with first-degree murder, and his bond was set at $1 million, WDAM 7 reported.

Jordan was taken to Harrison County Adult Detention Center to await his initial appearance, according to WDAM 7.

Source: Biloxi Police Department; MEGA

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