UPDATE: Woman charged with murder after police say woman found dead in Mississippi house. She may have been dead for about 6 months

Published 12:26 pm Monday, October 10, 2022

Police have arrested a 54-year-old woman and charged her with murder after another woman was found dead in a Mississippi house last week.

Officials say the woman may who was found dead Wednesday had been dead for at least six months, maybe as much as a year.

WJTV News in Jackson reports that Phyllis Tiller Watts was arrested Friday.

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The Laurel Leader-Call reports that Laurel Police discovered the body Wednesday evening in a house on Lindsey Avenue in Laurel.

Police have not released the identity of the woman.

The body has been sent to the Mississippi Crime Lab for an autopsy.