Elderly lady found dead in condo

OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) - OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) - An 80-year-old woman was found dead in her Ocean Springs condominium Saturday evening.

Ocean Springs Police responded to a 911 call around 5:30 p.m. at Gulf Oaks Condominiums at 527 Front Beach Drive.

The responding officers initially met with the suspect, 48-year-old John Reed Armstrong, at the front door wearing blood stained clothes. Reed fought with the officers for a short period of time before being subdued and handcuffed.

Once officers entered the condominium, they discovered 80-year-old Joan McCorkindale Armstrong lying lifeless on the floor. Acadian Ambulance paramedics pronounced Joan dead on the scene.

Acadian personnel transported John Armstrong to the Ocean Springs Hospital to undergo emergency medical treatment for apparent self-inflicted wounds.

Joan Armstrong was the mother of John Reed Armstrong. John Armstrong is considered a suspect and is under guarded observation as the homicide investigation continues. Charges are pending at this time.

Joan McCorkindale Armstrong was just two days shy of her 81st birthday.

If you have any information on this case, please contact the Ocean Spring Police Department at 228-875-2211.

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