Mississippi university dean found dead, being investigated as possible homicide

Published 7:24 am Thursday, June 16, 2022

The death of a Mississippi university dean is being investigated as a possible homicide.

The Bolivar Bullet newspaper in Cleveland reports in a Facebook post that deputies from the Bolivar County Sheriff’s Department found a white female lying on the floor inside a Boyle residence on Tuesday, June 14. The victim appeared to have been suffocated.

Deputies received a call from a Boyle police officer requesting assistance at approximately 5:15 p.m.

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The female victim has been identified as Karen Fosheim, age 57, of Boyle. Fosheim most recently served as a professor and the Dean of Music at Delta State University.

The Bullet reports that a person of interest in connection with this case has been taken into custody.