Biloxi man flagged down police, admitted to killing his wife, say authorities

Police: Woman’s body found after Biloxi man turns himself in

BILOXI, Miss. (WLOX) - On Sunday morning, police said they found a dead body inside a Biloxi house after a man flagged officers down so he could “turn himself in.”

Those are the words 43-year-old Michael Edward Reis reportedly told officers shortly after midnight when he stopped them down near Porter Avenue and Beach Boulevard.

43-year-old Michael Edward Reis of Biloxi is being charged with murder and is now being held at the Harrison County Adult Dentition Center. His bond was set at $1,000,000.
43-year-old Michael Edward Reis of Biloxi is being charged with murder and is now being held at the Harrison County Adult Dentition Center. His bond was set at $1,000,000. (Source: Harrison County Detention Center)

Police were led to a house on the corner of Popps Ferry Road and Sunkist Country Club Road. That’s where they found 40-year-old Jennifer Reis dead from a gunshot wound, said authorities.

Jennifer Reis, 40, was found dead from a gunshot wound at a Biloxi home on March 1, 2020. Her husband Michael Reis is accused of killing her.
Jennifer Reis, 40, was found dead from a gunshot wound at a Biloxi home on March 1, 2020. Her husband Michael Reis is accused of killing her. (Source: Family of Jennifer Reis)

Paper bags full of evidence collected inside the house were carried out by crime scene investigators. A large black safe was also brought out of the home and cut open, displaying numerous guns. The homeowner, who was not at the house when investigators pulled out the safe, told WLOX the safe belongs to him and neither Michael nor Jennifer had access to its contents.

Crime scene investigators carried a large black safe out of house and, with help from firefighters, cut it open.
Crime scene investigators carried a large black safe out of house and, with help from firefighters, cut it open. (Source: WLOX)

Michael Reis was charged with his wife’s murder and is being held at the Harrison County Jail on a $1,000,000 bond.

This is the second shooting to happen in this area in the last week. Madison Harris, 16, was shot and killed Feb. 24 inside her home on Rustwood Drive, just blocks away. Five teenagers are now charged with capital murder in her death.

If you have any information regarding this crime or any others, call the Biloxi Police Department at 228-392-0641. Anonymous tips can also be reported to Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers online or by calling 877-787-5898.

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