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Person of interest held after body found in woods
by Brant Sappington
Jul 28, 2017 | 1722 views | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A person of interest is in custody after Booneville police discovered the badly beaten body of a woman in the city late Thursday night.

Booneville Police Chief Michael Ramey said the body of a female was discovered at an undisclosed location in the city around 10 p.m. Thursday night. The woman appeared to have been beaten and stabbed, suffering blunt force trauma to her head and multiple stab wounds.

The chief said they are unable to disclose the name of the victim yet, but did want to clarify it is not Angelica Dykes, a 17-year-old Booneville girl who has been missing since late last month.

Ramey said the victim’s body was discovered by police officers and investigators who had received information earlier in the day of a possible homicide in the city and developed information that led them to the location where the victim was found.

The body has been transported to the state crime lab in Pearl for autopsy.

No charges had been filed late Friday afternoon.

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