Dan Belton, Monticello, MS found dead in Richland Creek

Dan Belton found dead

Body found in Richland Creek: A body was discovered in Richland Creek, and according to official reports, it has been positively identified as that of Dan Belton, a resident of Monticello, Mississippi.

The community and his loved ones are undoubtedly grappling with the profound sadness and loss resulting from this unfortunate incident. Read ahead to learn more details about this case.

Dan Belton found dead: What happened to him?

On Tuesday, just before 4 p.m., Richland police received a call for assistance from Jackson police regarding a recovery operation involving a body found in Richland Creek, which is located off of Old Highway 49 near Levee Road. 

The discovery of a body in Richland Creek has taken a somber turn, as official reports now confirm that the deceased individual has been identified as Dan Belton, a resident of Monticello, Mississippi. 

This tragic revelation has had a profound and distressing impact on Dan Belton’s family, who are currently struggling to come to terms with the shocking news.

In the wake of this distressing discovery, law enforcement authorities and investigators are diligently working to unravel the circumstances surrounding Dan Belton’s untimely passing.

As the investigation unfolds, it is possible that additional information and details may come to light. The entire community, along with Dan Belton’s loved ones, is undoubtedly grappling with an overwhelming sense of sorrow and loss caused by this unfortunate incident.

Here’s what we know about the incident

Several law enforcement agencies are currently participating in the investigation of the body’s discovery in the vicinity of Old Highway 49 in Richland, Mississippi.

Rankin County Coroner David Ruth has officially verified the discovery of a body in a creek off Old Highway 49 and its subsequent recovery.

Richland Police Department made an announcement on their Facebook page, specifying that the body was located near the Richland Bridge-Levee Road.

Richland Chief Nick McClendon has stated that the Richland Police Department is providing assistance to the Jackson Police Department, which is taking the lead in the investigation.

Furthermore, Chief McClendon has reassured the community, emphasizing that there is currently no known threat to the residents of Richland. He has also described the incident as an isolated one that took place outside the city’s jurisdiction.

Additionally, the Rankin County EOC (Emergency Operations Center) played an active role in the recovery operation.

Authorities will transport the body to the Medical Examiner’s (ME) office, where they will likely conduct an autopsy as part of the ongoing investigation.

As the investigation continues, we anticipate that more information may emerge, providing insight into the circumstances surrounding this incident.

Moreover, law enforcement agencies will likely continue to provide updates as they work diligently to determine the details of what happened.


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