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UPDATE: Police seeking two suspects in Bay murder

Police are searching for two suspects wanted for questioning in the murder investigation of a Bay St. Louis business owner.

Chief Mike DeNardo said Otis Edward Stewart, 41, of the 100 block of Demontluzin Avenue, used Maurice Colly's credit card to make a cash withdrawal from the ATM at the main branch of Hancock Bank sometime in the last 24 hours.

Stewart's girlfriend, 38-year-old Carolyn Babb, is wanted as an accomplice to credit card fraud, he said.

Both are wanted for questioning in Colly's death.

The couple is originally from Louisiana but have been staying in Bay St. Louis, DeNardo said.

Hancock County coroner Jim Faulk said Colly, 83, died of asphyxiation. State forensic pathologist Paul McGarry completed the autopsy on Colly today.

Colly's body was discovered about 10:30 p.m. Thursday at the apartment complex he owned at North Second and St. George streets, Chief Mike DeNardo said.

Colly used the top floor of the building as his residence, he said, and that's where Colly was found.

Police began their search for Colly about 7 p.m. after neighbors reported they hadn't seen him in a few days.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 467-9222 or Crime Stoppers at 1-877-787-5898.

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