Harrison County

Missing Gulfport woman found safe

Mattie Burns
Mattie Burns

A Gulfport woman missing since Oct. 5 has been found, according to a Facebook post by her daughter.

Mattie Burns, 34, had last been seen on Tegarden Road in Gulfport, but her daughter learned she was safe Wednesday night.

“I swear these have been the worst 7 days of my life but without y’all man it wouldn’t of happened,” Nyoka Cooper posted on Facebook.

“If I could thank each and everyone of you individually, I would but I can’t,” Cooper wrote.

She offered no explanations but said, “Prayer works & y’all have been so consistent with the (Facebook) shares. Without y’all man I probably would of never found her.”