Body found on Deer Island is woman who fell from bridge

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - The body of a woman who fell or jumped off the Biloxi-Ocean Springs Bridge last week has been found.

Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove told WLOX News a body was spotted on Deer Island Monday around 1pm. That victim has now been identified as Qinqin Li, 33, of Ocean Springs. Hargrove said the cause of death was drowning.

On March 25, witnesses said they saw Li sitting on the railing of the bridge, then fall 50-plus feet into the water. Crews from the Department of Marine Resources and Biloxi Police searched for days, using boats, a helicopter, and sonar, with no luck.

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