Chief: Death of Waveland woman appears to be ‘a tragic accident’

Published: Jan. 26, 2016 at 8:26 PM CST
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WAVELAND, MS (WLOX) - A Waveland woman was found dead in her St. Joseph Street home on Thursday, Jan. 21. Since then, investigators have been working to determine how Karen Humphries, 49, died.

Police now believe the death could have been a tragic accident.

"At this point, we feel that Karen's death was a tragic accident, and we wish to extend our condolences to her family during this trying time," said Waveland Police Chief David Allen.

According to Hancock County Coroner Jim Faulk, Humphries was found with a fracture in the back of her skull, but her manner of death remains unknown.

Allen said the investigation remains open, and his department is awaiting lab a crime scene results to piece together the full story.

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