Meridian Star

Local News

February 8, 2014

Skeletal remains found

MERIDIAN — By Brian Livingston

blivingston@themeridianstar.com

    

    Workers planting pine tree saplings off of Old Highway 19 South just past Camp Binachi Road Friday afternoon discovered skeletal remains.

    Lauderdale County Sheriff Billy Sollie said in a telephone interview Friday that the workers found the remains at about  3:30 p.m.

    LCSD deputies and investigators, along with personnel from the Lauderdale County Emergency Management Agency, and Lauderdale County Coroner Clayton Cobler were on the scene shortly thereafter.

    Cobler said the remains appeared to be that of a black woman and that it had not yet been determined how long the remains had lain in the thick brush. No estimate of the woman's age was given.

    Cobler said the bones are being sent to the Mississippi State Crime Lab in Jackson.

    Sollie said the bones were found about 30 yards off a dirt road that ran along a growth of two-year-old pines and about a half mile from the 3700 block of Old Highway 19 South.

    "We are close to the Alabama line," Sollie said in the telephone interview. "The brush and briars were at least waist high."

    Sollie said there were no apparent indications of foul play. Sollie hopes DNA testing to be performed at the Mississippi State Crime lab will offer clues to the woman's identity. That testing could take months to complete, he said.

1
Text Only
Local News
Facebook
Helium debate
Helium
Twitter Updates
AP Video
Raw: More Than 100,000 Gather for Easter Sunday Raw: Greeks Celebrate Easter With "Rocket War" Police Question Captain, Crew on Ferry Disaster Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of OKC Bombing Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide