By LEANN McCOY
The death of a Grenada man whose body was found last week on Shelby Chapel Road is being investigated as a homicide, authorities said.
According to Grenada County Sheriff Alton Strider, the man he identified as Michael Spencer, 52, formerly of Tie Plant, was found on the side of Shelby Chapel Road just after midnight on Dec. 24.
“We received the call and found Spencer face down on the roadside,” he said.
According Strider, Spencer died from a gunshot wound to the head.
“Right now, we have no updates,” he said.
Spencer’s murder is the fifth here since August.
Funeral services for Spencer were Jan. 2 with arrangements handled by Eddie Robinson Funeral Home.
Anyone with information is urged to call the TIPS line at 226-1211. All calls are anonymous and assigned a number in which they are received.