Female found dead this morning just outside of Prentiss

Published 1:55 pm Tuesday, August 8, 2023

A body was found this morning on Old Highway 13 North between Skating Rink Road and Golden Pine Road just outside of Prentiss.  County workers for District 5 discovered the white female just after 8:30 a.m. The body was identified as 25-year-old Hannah Loren Roberts of Silver Creek.

Roberts had been released from the Jefferson Davis County jail Sunday and left the courthouse on foot. She was arrested Aug. 4 by Prentiss Police officers for trespassing at the Western Motel.

The body has been sent to Biloxi for an autopsy. The cause of death is pending autopsy results and further investigation.

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If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the Jefferson Davis County Sheriff’s Office at 601-792-5169.