LEAKE COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - A Leake County woman has been murdered in what appears to have been a robbery.
It happened shortly after sunset Wednesday night on Highway 488 in the Free Trade community southeast of Carthage.
Sheriff Greg Waggoner says Donna Cochran, 44, was found dead at her small tack shop next to her home. He says several shell casings were found nearby.
Waggoner says the victim's father-in-law found her body this morning after her husband, who was out of town, could not reach her.
The sheriff is asking anyone who may have seen something out of the ordinary in that area to call his office at (601) 267-7361.
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