Elderly woman found under home identified - WLBT.com - Jackson, MS

Elderly woman found under home identified

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Jackson Police are conducting a death investigation involving the body of an elderly woman that was found under her residence. 

JPD Commander Tyree Jones said Sunday authorities were called to 1044 Wynwood Drive, where the body of 78-year-old Louise Baker was found underneath the home.

Jones said Baker's body was discovered by a relative. She was pronounced dead on scene.

Commander Jones said authorities do not believe her body was placed underneath the home. 

Jones said family members had not heard from or seen Baker since Saturday afternoon. They reported her missing to authorities around 7:40 a.m. Sunday. 

Relatives later returned to the residence and discovered Baker's body around 4 p.m.

Commander Jones said the woman's body showed no signs of trauma.

Jones said Baker's body was transported to the MS State Crime Lab, where an autopsy will be completed by the State Medical Examiner’s Office to confirm the exact cause of death.

The case is an ongoing death investigation.

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