Man’s body found on school grounds

December 11, 2012 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

By Monica Land

PASCAGOULA – Lt. James Massey said a man found dead on the grounds of an elementary school Sunday morning died of natural causes.

Massey said 50-year-old Sidney Jackson was found on the athletic field of Colmer Middle School at 3112 Eden Street in Pascagoula around 8:17 a.m.

Initially described as a “black male”, Jackson was later identified and an autopsy was performed by a local pathologist.

“He died of some type of heart-related injury,” Massey said. “There was no physical injury to the body and foul play is not suspected in this case.”

Massey said a passerby saw the body laying in the field and called authorities.

“We don’t believe [Jackson] had been there that long,” Massey said. “But it appears he was heading to work walking.”