Body Found in Woods in Clarke County

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Clarke County, Miss. Investigators from the Mississippi Crime Lab and Mississippi Bureau of Investigation are investigating the discovery of a body in the woods in northern Clarke County Wednesday.

The state agencies joined the Clarke County Sheriff's Department on County Road 376 near Basic City, after a neighbor called 911 with the news.

Crystal Collins told Newscenter 11 she was walking with her young children late morning when she saw the female body. She says she tried to remain calm for her children.

"I didn't want them to see me scared," said Collins. "As long as I could get them back to the house, and not be able to see what I was looking at."

"If anybody was up this direction the last could of days, and saw any suspicious activity, we'd like for you to call Crimestoppers and report it," said Chief Deputy Barry White. "Every call that come in will be followed up. "

So far authorities have only released that the body is that of a black female with tattoos.

If you have information, call East Mississippi Crimestoppers at 855-485-8477(TIPS).