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Man arrested after girlfriend found strangled to death in Natchez

Deputies were dispatched to a home on Tate Road in Natchez on May 4 where Touchstone's nude body was found on the ground outside. Source: Adams County Sheriff's Department Deputies were dispatched to a home on Tate Road in Natchez on May 4 where Touchstone's nude body was found on the ground outside. Source: Adams County Sheriff's Department
NATCHEZ, MS (WLBT) -

A man has been arrested in the strangling death of his girlfriend in Natchez. 

Adams County deputies arrested 33-year-old Gary Mitchell, of Meadville, Thursday and charged him with the murder of 34-year-old Ashley Touchstone, of Natchez.

Deputies were dispatched to a home on Tate Road in Natchez on May 4 where Touchstone's nude body was found on the ground outside. Mitchell claimed that he had dragged her body out from under the porch and tried performing CPR on her, but she was dead when officials arrived to the scene.

The Adams County Coroner determined that Touchstone was strangled to death. 

The autopsy showed that dirt was caught in her mouth and teeth and there was evidence of drugs in her system. Authorities confirm there were a number of people present at the home at the time of death.

Mitchell was denied bond and he's scheduled to be arraigned Friday morning in Adams County Justice Court.

He's currently in the Adams County Jail.

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