Dead body found at Gulfport intersection after days in van

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - A dead woman was found late Easter night in a parked van at the intersection of Highway 90 and DeBuys Road. The body was discovered by a Gulfport police officer doing a routine patrol.

Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove told WLOX News her body had been in the van for a few days. Hargrove said the cause of death is unknown until an autopsy is completed. He added they are looking at asphyxia as a possible cause of death.

The coroner said the body has been identified but her identity won't be released until family members are contacted. He also told us he is working with another state's law enforcement agency to contact her family.

WLOX News will keep you updated on this story as more develops are made.

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