Body Discovered in Gulfport
Gulfport officials are investigating the circumstances surrounding Bayou Bernard where authorities recovered a female’s body this afternoon.
Autopsy results are pending to identify the women and whether or not foul play was involved.
“So we came out here fishing for like five or ten minutes and a dude called us, he said we found a dead body and I was like there’s no way, so we started walking over there and saw the body on the rock,” said Gerardo Roman who called 9-1-1.
At 5:04 Tuesday evening, Gulfport police received a call from Roman who was fishing near Kremer’s Boat Launch in Gulfport. Roman reported a dead body found on the eastern shore of Bayou Bernard.
After that, multiple local law enforcement agencies arrived on scene. Sergeant Damon McDaniel with Gulfport PD said, “It appears to be an adult female, but like I said, we’re still early in the investigation and once we try to obtain a little more information and do autopsy, we’ll determine that.”
Gulfport, D’Iberville, and DMR officials were working the scene to extract the body; a body that Roman and officials say was well in the process of decomposing. “It appears that the body has been out here for a while, maybe some days, we don’t know exactly. Right now, we’re still early in this investigation to determine what we have and try to identify this person,” said Sgt. McDaniel.
If you have any information on this case or know of a missing female, please contact the Gulfport Police Department.