“The circumstances surrounding this death is suspicious,” Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell told the Daily Corinthian on Monday morning. “We need a ruling from the cause of death before we proceed with the investigation.”
The victim was identified as 44-year-old Melvania Brumfield, whose last known address was Highway 45, Rienzi.
The Alabama native was believed to have been living in a vehicle the past several weeks, said Caldwell.
The body will be sent for an autopsy.
The victim was found about noon Sunday in a mobile home on Alcorn County Road 182 in the Farmington area.
“Once we get the autopsy report back, we will know more about proceeding with the investigation,” said the sheriff.