Police found a body in the road before dawn Sunday in the 600 block of Cypress Drive.
Police Chief Wayne Payne said a motorist called to report striking an individual lying in the roadway. The deceased has been identified as Erin Hamilton, 32, a woman from Biloxi.
Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove is sending the body to Jackson for an autopsy, a news release from the department said.
Anyone with information on Hamilton’s whereabouts Saturday evening or Sunday morning is asked to contact the Police Department at 228-396-4252 or report tips anonymously online to Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers.