Harrison County

Police asking for help in identifying victim (Updated 4:20 p.m.)

Police are asking the public's help identifying a body found today in the woods off River Road near the Biloxi River Estates.

The woman is white, about 35 to 45 years old, 5-foot-6-inches. She weighs about 225 pounds.

She has blond hair, blue eyes and a small tattoo on her right foot.

She was wearing a gold necklace with a pendant on it with the name "Pamela."

Chief Alan Weatherford said the woman had been in the woods about 50 feet off the road for at least 24 hours. She was found by a resident of the area on a worn path in the woods.

Police are treating the death as a homicide, he said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Gulfport police at 868-5959 or Gulf Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-877-433-TIPS (8477).

SunHerald.com will update this story as details become available.