Jackson police are investigating two separate murders, both involving knives.
Police were called to the 400 block of Hand Street where a body was found on the back steps of a house. Police don't know the identity of the African-American woman who had been stabbed multiple times. Darnett Vivians says he found the body when he stopped by early Saturday morning to visit his brother, Vernette Vivians. But he says no one was home. Police have arrested 24-year-old Cynthia Jeffries for the murder. She is being held without bond.
Another stabbing murder took place inside a vehicle at North and Boyd streets in Jackson . Twenty-seven-year-old George Samuel of McKee Street was stabbed in the neck and abdomen. He was pronounced dead around 4:00 a.m. at a local hospital. Police say the murder was the result of an argument with 27-year-old Spencer Gomillion of Florence. Gomillion has been charged with murder. He is also being held without bond.