Pond where woman’s remains found drained, scoured

Published 7:00 am Friday, September 15, 2017

Thursday morning investigators with the Pearl River County scoured the bed of a pond where a woman was found dead.
The case began on Aug. 7, when deputies were informed that a woman was found floating in the pond. According to previous coverage, the woman was later identified as 43-year-old Jodi Wilson, of 15 Bennett Apartment Road.
She was pronounced at the scene, and sent to the state medical examiner’s office for an autopsy. That examination later established her cause of death as being due to blunt force trauma and or drowning.
The case then became a homicide and an investigation to establish a suspect or suspects began. At press time an arrest has not been made.
But Wednesday, investigators with the department began the long process to drain the pond where she was found. Sheriff David Allison said it took about 24 hours to drain the pond, with the assistance of the Pine Grove Volunteer Fire Department.
Once the water was drained, the investigators began the long process of methodically sifting through the mud to look for anything that could have been used in Wilson’s death.
This story will be updated as additional details become available.

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