Harrison County

Drowning victim identified

BILOXI -- A woman found floating in the Back Bay this morning drowned and has been identified as Alberta Graves, 53, of Biloxi, Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove said.

Police were called to the breakwater wall south of the 2600 block of Old Bay Road at 8:46 a.m. for a report of a woman floating in the water, Hargrove said.

Authorities believe she had been in the water since Saturday night.

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