JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - The Jackson County Sheriff's Department reported a Jackson County man turned himself in on Friday, June 10, 2011 for his involvement in the death of his girlfriend.
According to authorities Dennis Hurley, 56 shot his girlfriend in a home located on Augusta Road in the North Helena area.
Byrd said Hurley shot his girlfriend on Thursday and stayed with her body. On Friday he traveled to Florida to dispose of the gun in a river. Divers are looking for the gun.
Sheriff's officers later found the girlfriends body in her home early Saturday morning. Byrd said she was laid on a couch in the living room.
Her name is pending notification of family members.