By GALEN HOLLEY
The employee of a Grenada liquor store is dead, but police aren’t speculating about the cause of death.
According to Interim Police Chief Russell Carver, a man he identified
as James Edward Simmons, 71, was found dead in Mac’s Package Store, on
Hwy. 8 East, Thursday night.
Carver said that officers responded to a call at 9:24 p.m., but he
wouldn’t say who placed the call. When officers arrived they found
Simmons dead, lying on his back, in a store room behind the counter.
According to Carver no money was taken from the cash drawer and no
merchandise appeared to be missing from the store. The store is owned by
Roger McKnight, officials said.
Carver said that Simmons’s body was sent to the state crime lab for an autopsy.