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Coroner identifes homicide victim (Updated 1:20 p.m.)

Homicide victim Philomena Roberts, 44, has been identified as the woman killed at her D'Iberville residence this morning, the coroner has told the Sun Herald.

Roberts died of a gunshot wound to the chest, said Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove.

Police Chief Wayne Payne said the call came in at 4:52 a.m. from the 100 block of Forest Drive, where the woman's husband called for medical help.

She was dead when emergency responders arrived at the home, Hargrove said.

Police are questioning her husband and neighbors, Payne said.

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

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