Coroner: Alabama woman found in van committed suicide

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - The woman found in a vacant Gulfport parking lot late Sunday night apparently killed herself.

Harrison Count Coroner Gary Hargrove wouldn't identify the 43-year-old Alabama woman, but did confirm she died from helium gas poisoning. And said she may have killed herself 10 days ago.

Witnesses told police the victim's van has been sitting near Highway 90 and Debuys Road for more than a week. Yet nobody looked inside and spotted the woman until an officer pulled up late Sunday night.

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