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Mississippi Choctaw family believes same person behind crimes






The flag of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. Image from Manataka American Indian Council

Members of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians believe the same person is behind a fatal stabbing a shooting on the reservation.

Jonis Keith Joe, 37, was stabbed to death sometime on August 15. His cousin was shot earlier this summer and family members believe the crimes are related.

"I don't want him back on the streets," Joe's older brother Ryan Willis told WTOK, referring to a purported suspect. "I want justice really!'

Joe was laid to rest last week.

Get the Story:
Choctaw Stabbing Death:Victim's Family Speaks (WTOK 8/26)
Separate incidents claim two members (The Neshoba Democrat 8/20)

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