UM graduate student found dead in Oxford

Posted on Dec 18 2013 - 4:35pm by Lacey Russell

The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department found the body of 25-year-old Zacharias Herculese McClendon of Gulfport just after 3 a.m. Wednesday. McClendon was a first-year MBA student at Ole Miss.

McClendon had a single gunshot wound, according to the Oxford Eagle. Foul play is suspected, according to a press release from the Lafayette Sheriff’s Department.

Both the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation and the Oxford Police Department are assisting the sheriff’s department in the investigation.

The sheriff’s department urges anyone with information regarding this case to contact the Lafayette Sheriff’s Department at 662-234-8789 or the Lafayette County Crime Stoppers at 662-234-8477.

— Adam Ganucheau