Harrison County

Missing woman found, no foul play involved


BILOXI -- A woman reported missing Jan. 21 has been found unharmed and no foul play was involved in her disappearance, Detective Grandver Everett said Thursday.

Stephanie Renee Hoops had last been seen leaving her residence on Dorries Street that night and police were asked to check on her welfare but couldn't find her, he said.

Her disappearance raised concerns for her family and friends and came after a different Biloxi woman disappeared Jan. 6 and was found dead the same day Hoops disappeared.

The remains of Tiffany Rae McDavid, 21, were found in her car in a wooded area in D'Iberville on Jan. 21. Officials have said no foul play was involved in McDavid's death. A ruling on the manner of her McDavid's death is pending toxicology reports, the county coroner said.