Jackson County searching for woman in connection to suspicious death

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help to find a woman in connection with a suspicious death and a stolen vehicle.

The woman is identified as Mary Ann Slaughter

Investigators say on Monday, a man was found dead at the Red Roof Inn in St. Martin. Jackson County Coroner Bruce Lynd Jr. identified the victim as 32-year-old Cody O’Neal. Lynd said they are investigating the death as an overdose, pending toxicology reports.

The victim’s vehicle — a silver 2017 GMC Sierra Z71 package was stolen from the parking lot. All of his belongings — except a pair of shoes — also were missing.

The truck also had paint-matched fender flares, a leveling kit, chrome aftermarket rims, black toolbox, black rain guards on the windows, and chrome nerf bars.

Anyone with information about the man’s death or anyone who can identify the woman is asked to contact the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department at 228-769-3063.


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