Police searching for suspect in deadly machete attack

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GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Authorities are looking for the man they believe killed another man with a machete Sunday in Gulfport.

Eli Martinez Medina, 44, has been named as the suspect in the deadly attack, which happened in the 2300 block of 26th Avenue.

Eli Martinez Medina
Eli Martinez Medina (Source: Photo Gulfport Police Department)

Gulfport Police received the call at 6:24 p.m. When they arrived to investigate, officers found the body of 39-year-old Frederick Plummer of Gulfport. Initial investigation at the scene revealed that Plummer died after being assaulted.

On Monday, a second was identified in connection to the death. Police said Leila Darlene Lizana is wanted for questioning in the attack.

Leila Darlene Lizana (Photo source: WLOX)
Leila Darlene Lizana (Photo source: WLOX)

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Gulfport Police Department 228-868-5959 or you can remain anonymous by contacting Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers at www.mscoastcrimestoppers.com or calling 1-877-787-5898.

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