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