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Investigator: Body found in Jackson County may be missing Gautier woman

GAUTIER (AP) — Gautier police are looking into whether a decomposed body discovered behind a church over the weekend is that of a woman reported missing in February.

“We have reason to believe it is her,” Lt. Danny Patrick said Monday, though he could not go into more detail.

Police are investigating the death as a homicide.

Members of Pine Grove United Methodist Church discovered the decomposed remains of a woman in the woods behind their church over the weekend.