Fire investigation leads to murder arrest in Picayune

A Picayune man is charged with murder after two bodies were discovered in a burned building last week.

Maurice Perkins is charged with two counts of first-degree murder. His arrest stems from an investigation into a building fire that happened last Friday on Runway Drive near the Picayune Municipal Airport.

That’s when the bodies of those two people were found in the burned-out building and an autopsy revealed that the two individuals were victims of homicide.

Picayune police say this is still an ongoing investigation.

If you have any information on this case, call Picayune police at 601-916-9411.

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