Police: Woman found dead in her car was missing since May 31

Published 11:22 pm Tuesday, June 6, 2017

LONG BEACH (AP) — Authorities have confirmed the body of a mother reported missing was found in her car at a grocery store parking lot.

Pascagoula police confirmed Monday that 24-year-old Billie Jean Harris was found at a Winn Dixie parking lot in her gold 1997 Ford Escort on Sunday.  The Sun Herald reports no foul play is suspected in her death.

Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove says officers tracked the woman’s cellphone to the parking lot, where they later found her body.

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Harris disappeared after she dropped her daughter off at the child’s father’s home. She said she was going to Walmart. Pascagoula Police Chief Kenny Johnson says surveillance showed she made it to the store and left a short time later. Harris’ family reported her missing on May 31.