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Vicksburg 11/27/06

Woman Found Shot to Death

Vicksburg authorities arriving at the scene of a medical call Sunday morning found a woman dead from a gunshot wound, but are saying nothing else.

20 year old Amanda Yevette DeVaul died of a single gunshot wound to her chest, an autopsy showed, said Warren County Coroner Doug Huskey.

In Mississippi, coroners rule on the cause of death, in this case a gunshot, and the manner - whether homicide, suicide, accident or natural causes. "It is a homicide," Huskey said, referring all other questions to police.

However, police declined to say whether they think DeVaul was a victim of foul play.

They responded at 1:20 a.m. to what was initially a medical call to the house.

They had no comment on whether DeVaul was alone, whether a weapon was found or who placed the call for medical assistance.

"She was shot, and that's all we can say right now," said Sgt. Sandra Johnson. "It's still under investigation, and toxicology tests are pending."

Her body was released to Marshall Funeral Home in Bude.

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