Bay St. Louis police investigating woman’s death as homicide

Bay St. Louis Police are investigating a woman’s death as a homicide, Chief Gary Ponthieux said in a press release Monday.

About 7:45 a.m., a report came in of a dead woman found on the 500 block of Washington Street.

The victim, identified as Misty Cato, 37, of Bay St. Louis, died of a fatal gunshot wound, according to a press release. Her death is being treated as a homicide.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Bay St. Louis Police Department at 228-467-9222. You also can contact Crimestoppers at 1-877-787-5898 or submit a tip at

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