Crime

Coroner IDs woman attacked and killed in Biloxi

Gary Wayne Wallace, 37, has been arrested on a murder charge in the death of a 45-year-old woman.

Biloxi police officers discovered the woman physically attacked and unconscious Monday night on the 1100 block of Judge Sekul Avenue after being dispatched for a medical emergency, according to a release.

Deputy Coroner Brian Switzer identified her as Penny Barrett Clark from Biloxi, with family in Vancleave.

She died at an area hospital from her injuries, and an autopsy will be done Wednesday to determine cause of death.

Wallace was on the scene when police responded to the emergency call. He was detained and questioned, then determined to be the chief suspect. Wallace was arrested and Justice Court Judge Albert Fountain set Wallace’s bond at $1 million.

Police ask that anyone with information about the case call the department’s Criminal Investigation Division at 228-435-6112 or call the department at 228-392-0641. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers or by calling 877-787-5898.

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