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Two women arrested in Gulfport death investigation

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(left to right) Amber Smith and Carrie Ferguson (Photo source: Harrison Co. Sheriff's Dept.) (left to right) Amber Smith and Carrie Ferguson (Photo source: Harrison Co. Sheriff's Dept.)
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

Two women have been arrested in connection with the investigation into Jeff Bennett's death.

Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara told WLOX News Amber Smith and Carrie Ferguson were arrested Thursday, and are charged with tampering with evidence.

Bennett was found dead Tuesday morning on the beach in Long Beach with no clothing and a gun near his body.

Thursday morning, investigators found what they believe are Bennett's missing clothes inside a garbage can in a Gulfport neighborhood.

The sheriff said he expects to release more details about the case Friday morning.

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