Monday, August 27, 2012
Woman found hanged at Maplewood Apartments
By Kelly Shackleton
A University of Mississippi student was found dead Sunday afternoon in her off-campus apartment, the Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department said. Authorities confirmed that the death of Courtney Morris, 21, who was reportedly found hanged in her bedroom, is under investigation.
YCSD Public Information Officer Elizabeth Jones said, "The incident is being treated as a suspicious death," but declined to elaborate. Jones said investigators are interviewing neighbors and friends of the victim, and pursuing other leads.
Neighbors say Morris, who was from Kansas City, KS, had just started her senior year at Ole Miss, where she was studying psychology.
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