Man sought in 2-week manhunt found dead in Mississippi

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JAYESS, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi man accused of killing a neighbor, beating his wife, and setting two houses on fire has been found dead.

Lawrence County Sheriff Lessie Butler told reporters that Tony Wilson was found dead Monday, apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot. He was accused of killing Henry Peavey on Dec. 19. Officials have said a dispute over who owned a piece of land sparked the shooting.

Wilson fled authorities after killing Peavy and beating his wife, Kathryn Peavy.

Butler said someone spotted the 56-year-old Wilson on Monday. A K-9 unit and a SWAT team surrounded a camper and that's when the sheriff believes Wilson killed himself.

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