On Wednesday July 20, 2016 around 4:00 P.M. the Rankin County Sheriff's Department received a 911 regarding a possible deceased female at her residence in the 100 block of Floyd Street. Floyd Street is located between Richland and Florence in south Rankin County.
The victim was identified as 51 year-old KIMBERLY RAINER SCHRADER.
A neighbor noticed a major water leak in the front yard of the residence and was trying to make contact with SCHRADER, who is physically disabled, to advise her of the leak. When he was unable to get SCHRADER to answer the door, he entered the residence to check on her well-being. SCHRADER was found slumped over her mechanical chair in the living room. The neighbor immediately called 911.
There were no signs of forced entry into the residence nor any evidence to indicated a physical disturbance had taken place.
At this time, it appears robbery may have been the motive.
The Mississippi Bureau of Investigations was contacted to assist in the investigation.
It appears the victim suffered from trauma to the head. Rankin County Coroner David Ruth transported SCHRADER to the Mississippi Crime Lab where an autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of death.
There are a couple of persons of interest in the case. They were taken to the Sheriff's Office for interviews and released within hours.