MOSS POINT, Miss. (AP) —
Family and friends of a Mississippi man discovered lifeless in a marsh practically every week after police chased him there need to know the way he died and why officers didn’t find his physique earlier.
The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is probing 36-year-old Corri Howard’s dying, and Jackson County Coroner Bruce Lynd stated an post-mortem was deliberate for Tuesday, the Biloxi Solar Herald stories.
Moss Level police, who tried to cease Howard’s car, stated they adopted process.
“All the pieces was carried out correctly and above-board,” Moss Level Deputy Police Chief Jim Roe instructed the Solar Herald.
In accordance with Moss Level police, a patrol officer tried to cease a car for dashing simply earlier than 1 a.m. on January 8. Relations reported days later that Howard, who’s Black, was driving the car.
The driving force jumped out of the car whereas it was nonetheless shifting and fled right into a marsh, in keeping with a Moss Level police information launch. Moss Level is about 30 miles (48 km) east of Biloxi alongside the Mississippi coast.
Police stated the officer pursued the motive force however overlooked him. A stolen handgun was positioned within the car, and a Ok-9 staff was known as in to seek for the motive force however situations impeded their efforts, in keeping with police.
Police returned to the marsh on January 13 after a black jacket thought to belong to Howard was positioned there. They discovered Howard’s physique mendacity in grass.
Howard’s fiance, Anissa McGary, is demanding solutions. Howard was a tattoo artist and father of two, together with a 5-year-old lady.
“One factor for positive, he was a very good father,” she stated. “He beloved his two youngsters.”
McGary additionally desires to know why officers didn’t strive tougher to seek out Howard earlier or establish him.
Howard had run from police as a result of he was on parole and had a gun within the automotive, Howard’s roommate and shut pal, Lametra Danielle Bilbo, stated. However Bilbo stated his household solely discovered concerning the incident after a passenger within the car instructed them about it.
Roe stated Moss Level Police Chief Brandon Ashley desires to take a seat down with Howard’s relations and deal with their questions and issues.
“It’s a tragic, tragic occasion,” Roe stated. “However our officers by no means laid eyes on him, by no means encountered him. I’ve received all of the details that’ll again it up as soon as we are able to launch it.”
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