Monday, April 16, 2018

Woman's body found by Woodway

JPD issued the following statement. 


Jackson Police are investigating the discovery of a body, found in the Hanging Moss Creek on Woodway Drive near Manhattan Road.

Shortly before 7:00am, Officers responded after a call was received from a passer-by traveling through that area.  The body of the deceased appeared to be that of a white female and appeared to have some visible signs of trauma. 

It is not known how long the deceased had been there but the condition of the body suggested several hours.

Although a possible name of the deceased is known, it is not being released until a positive identification can be made and the immediate family located.

The cause of death has not yet been determined and is pending the results of an autopsy.

Anyone with information that can aid Police in this investigation is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS(8477).  If your information leads to an arrest, it could be worth up to $2500. 

This investigation is ongoing. 

Kingfish note: How many women have been murdered in Jackson this year? 

12 comments:

Messick said...

Just down the street from the old Manhattan Road YMCA.

Anonymous said...

There were needles and shit lying about in that park in the 80s no suprises

Louis LeFleur said...

Really, 12:19? In that case, it's a good thing that neighborhood has gone totally African American since then, beacuse you won't find "needles and shit lying about in that park" now. And, yes, I do actually go by there often and frequently stop.

Anonymous said...

I went to Manhattan Academy and played in that park a lot in the late 70s/early 80s and recall it being kind of sketchy, too, but mostly in the wooded area in the back near the creek/drainage ditch. In fact, when I first heard this story, that's where I assumed the body was found. It looks, though, like it was found farther south, on the other side of Pebble Creek Apartments since Handing Moss Creek doesn't even run through the park. Looking around at the area on Google at street level just made me kind of sad. It warms my heart a little to hear the park has been rejuvenated.

Louis LeFleur said...

Ah, the old White Citizens Council schools, more politely known as simply Council Schools. Forget now how many of those there were besides Manhattan. I know there was one down south that later became Hillcrest, maybe another out west on Beasley or Forest Avenue, but not sure about that or where others may have been. What's now the YANA Club in Fondren was a "Council School" way back, but not sure if that stayed operational in the 70's or when YANA took over.

12:16, if you were there in the late 70's and early 80's, was that after Woodland Hills moved it's segregated private school out there, or was it still Council?

Anonymous said...

1:51 late 70's and early 80's was before Woodland Hills moved there. For the record, Woodland Hills was never segregated. Minorities could always attend (and did) if they could pay the tuition.

Alpha Storm said...

My Aunt and Uncle lived near that park up until December 2017 they moved to Florida. They heard gun fire all the time from that park at night. The reason they moved because their house was broken into twice. They were the only white folks on that street.

Anonymous said...

Very sad to hear this lady. I grew up in the Broadmoor neighborhood in the late 80's and early nineties - although a closer to Northside than down the hill by Woodway. I did use to ride my bike on all those streets though and rode the bus through those streets when going to Chastain. It's sad that the neighborhood is what it is now. My parents moved out in 2010 -- they were the only whites left on their street and regularly heard gunfire at night.

Louis LeFleur said...

4/17 @ 3:22, thanks for the clarification on segregation and WH Academy. Didn't remember that and assumed otherwise given when/why it came into existence, unless I'm wrong about that too. Also, I could have answered my own question about whether it had moved to the former Manhattan Council local by the late 70s or early 80s. I knew someone who taught there then and they were still at the church/Fondren site at that time.

Anonymous said...

12:16 here, there were minorities at Manhattan when I was there. So, I guess you're 0-2 on grounds for your righteous indignation.



Louis LeFleur said...

4/18 @ 5:23, if there were African Americans at Manhattan, it was no longer a "Council" school. I don't remember there being a Manhattan Academy, but apparently that's what it was after it ceased being Council Manhattan. Whether that was before Woodland Hills Baptist took over or whether WH became Manhattan Academy I don't know. I do know, however, that no African Americans ever attended a school operated by The (White Citizens) Council.

Anonymous said...

Any updates on this murder??

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