GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Gulfport Police have no leads on the identity of the body found at Kremer Landing Tuesday evening. Now, it's the talk among those who frequently fish the area.
The inlet just west of Kremer Landing in Gulfport is a popular spot for fishing. Alfred Lewis has fished the area for years and says he has never seen anything out of the ordinary.
"This is a place I fish normally, I fish here quite often. I just couldn't believe that someone had discovered a body," said Lewis.
A couple of young fishermen discovered the woman Tuesday evening.
Coroner Gary Hargrove indicated that advanced decomposition had set in, describing the body to be that of a white female between 5'5" and 5'8" tall, weighing between 100 and 120 pounds with a rose stem tattooed on her lower right leg.
"It spooked us. This is a dark area, you can't see anything at night time," said Mark Bryant.
Bryant, who is another frequent fisherman of the landing, doesn't know how the body wound up there, but isn't surprised because of the character of the area.
"I think they need to update the lighting system down here; at least put lights out here where you can see what's going on and patrol it. You could give people more security about coming down here and fishing," added Bryant.
Gulfport police have been in contact with other agencies about any missing persons reports, but don't have any that fit the body's description.
Officials ask that anyone with information to call the Gulfport Police Department at 228-868-5959.