Church mourns couple
The death of a local church parishioner is still under investigation by authorities in DeSoto County.
Alex Ward was discovered dead in his home by neighbors on Saturday, Aug. 14. Investigators have stated that Ward was doused in an accelerant such as kerosene or gasoline and preliminary autopsy reports have indicated he died from smoke inhalation and thermal burns. He was found unresponsive in a bathtub inside his home in the Delta Bluff subdivision in Walls, Miss.