Meridian Star

New Today

August 8, 2013

Teen finds body in flower bed at her home

MOSS POINT, Miss. — Moss Point police are investigating the stabbing death of a man whose body was found outside a home Wednesday morning

Police Chief Keith Davis tells The Sun Herald (http://bit.ly/1cJnHD8 ) the victim's name is not being released.

Donald Richardson, who lives in the home where the body was found, said his 14-year-old daughter saw the body as she was leaving for school.

Richardson said she found the man in the flower bed and there was blood on the door where it looked like the man tried to ring the doorbell. Blood also covered the concrete slab outside the front door.

"That's sad," Richardson said. "He was seconds away from help."

"The homeowner said he came outside and saw the body laying there," Davis said.

Richardson said his mother left for work at 3:45 a.m. and the man was not outside. Richardson works second shift at Ingalls Shipbuilding and was still in bed at 6:45 a.m. when his daughter woke him.

He said his daughter was scared, but didn't seem too shocked at first. But when Richardson's mother went to school to check on her, his daughter was crying and said she didn't want to come home.

 

1
Text Only
New Today
Biz Marquee
New Today
Poll

Do you think the city of Meridian should have tried harder to find funding to repair the dam at Long Creek Reservoir before deciding to drain the lake?

Yes
No
     View Results
Facebook
Facebook
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
AP Video
Obama Offers Condolences at Dutch Embassy Cat Fans Lap Up Feline Film Festival Raw: Lawmakers Scuffle in Ukraine's Parliament The Rock Finds His Inner 'Hercules' Michigan Plant's Goal: Flower and Die Raw: MH17 Passenger Remains in Kharkiv, Ukraine Raw: Israel Hits Gaza Targets, Destroys Mosques ShowBiz Minute: Hoffman, Oberst, Box Office WWII Vet Gets Medals, 70 Years Late Raw: Israel Bombs Multiple Targets in Gaza Veteran Creates Job During High Unemployment Raw: Cargo Craft Undocks From Space Station Widow: Jury Sent Big Tobacco a $23B Message New Orleans Plans to Recycle Cigarette Butts UN Security Council Calls for MH 17 Crash Probe Obama Bestows Medal of Honor on NH Veteran Texas Sending National Guard Troops to Border Hopkins to Pay $190M After Pelvic Exams Taped Foxx Cites Washington 'Circus Mirror' NASA Ceremony Honors Moon Walker Neil Armstrong
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

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