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FBI investigates gruesome Mississippi murders, including severed head found on front porch

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A police chief says the slaying of a barber in front of customers and the discovery of a severed head on the porch of a home the next day have left "gaping wounds in the psyche" of Mississippi's capital city.
    
Jackson Chief Lee Vance said Monday that authorities don't know if the two crimes are related, but he calls them both "shocking, bizarre, brutal, unacceptable."
    
The barber who was shot to death Friday in his shop in Jackson had been a mentor to troubled teens.
    
The severed head was found Saturday. Hours later, a burned torso was found in a field about a mile (1.5 kilometers) away. An autopsy will show whether the body parts are from the same person.
    
Vance says the FBI is helping investigate the crimes.

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