Philip Whitaker

Bond set for Hancock County father-son murder suspects

A one million dollar bond has been set for the father and son charged with the murder of Diamondhead native Philip Whitaker. Investigators in Hancock County arrested 70-year-old Terry Smith and his son, 46-year-old Carl Smith, yesterday after questioning the…

Father and son arrested in missing man homicide

Hancock County Investigator Glenn Grannan says 70-year-old Terry Smith and his son, 46-year-old Carl Smith, have both been arrested in the shooting death of Philip Whitaker. The two were arrested after Whitaker's van was found in Poplarville at Ponderosa Trace…

Body identified as Hancock County man Philip Whitaker

Authorities have positively identified a body found wrapped in carpet near I-10 in New Orleans as 54-year-old Philip Whitaker from Hancock County. Orleans Parish Coroner Dr. Jeffrey Rouse released his identity today. Whitaker's body was found near an on-ramp last…

Missing Hancock man

A Hancock man has been reported missing since Wednesday, November 8th. Fifty-four year-old Philip Whitaker left home to go pick up prescription medication at Love’s Pharmacy in Harrison County. He was last seen leaving the pharmacy and has not been…