Crime lights and tape

A Hernando woman was found dead inside a home and police officials are investigating its circumstances.

A statement from the Hernando Police Department said the victim has been identified as Michelle Swinney, a resident of Hernando,

Officers were called to the residence at 1612 Edgewood Boulevard West shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday evening by a person identifying himself as Swinney’s husband, stating to police that she was unconscious on the floor.

On direction of dispatchers, the man said he found an apparent gunshot wound.

Information from the police department said Thursday they were still gathering evidence. The body has been taken to the Mississippi State Crime Lab for an autopsy and the incident is still being classified as an ongoing investigation.  

Bob Bakken is Managing Editor for the DeSoto Times-Tribune.

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