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Woman's body found behind church

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PORT GIBSON, MS (WLBT) - There was a shocking discovery Sunday morning in Port Gibson when a woman's partially nude body was found behind a church.

Police Chief Calvin Jackson said her body was lying behind an air conditioning duct at the rear of First Baptist Church on Farmer Street.

The chief said a man preparing the church for Sunday service came upon the woman's body around 7:45 a.m.

Claiborne County Coroner J.W. Mallet identified the victim as 34-year-old Patricia Dotson of Port Gibson.

Mallet said there were signs of trauma, but he would not release further details.

According to investigators, Dotson was a Port Gibson native but was homeless.

A person of interest, whose name was not released, is being held but no charges have been filed at this time.

At this time officials are investigating the case as a death pending.

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