OKOLONA, Miss. (WTVA) - The death of a woman in Okolona is now being investigated as a homicide, Chickasaw County Coroner Michael Fowler confirmed on Friday.
The body of Titilayo Smith, 42, was found Tuesday afternoon in a yard on Monroe Avenue.
The coroner did not see any physical injuries to her body and believed the death to be from natural causes, and the body was sent to Pearl for an autopsy.
The state medical examiner later notified the coroner about investigating the death as a homicide, Fowler said on Friday.
Fowler would not release any specifics on the cause of death.
Okolona Police and the Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department are investigating the death.