One Person Dead After Murder At Hotel
A guest was killed Saturday night at a Best Western in St. Martin. After receiving a 9-1-1 call, Jackson County officials tell News 25 they found 25- year-old Dee Whigham of Clarke County in a hotel room. Friends of the victim confirm Whigham was a transgender female. Whigham was visiting South Mississippi with friends and co-workers for the 7th annual Gulf Coast Black Rodeo. Jackson County authorities believe Whigham was stabbed to death and they are searching for the person responsible. Sheriff Mike Ezell tells News 25, “Looked like it was a stabbing death and were treating it like that. The crime scene was pretty brutal and like I said we are following up on all of our leads and trying to get as much information as we can.” If anyone has any information please call the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department at 228-875-0292.