- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 19, 2014

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) - Lauderdale County authorities say a body found at a truck stop has been identified as a missing Texas woman.

Sheriff Billy Sollie says the body of 75-year-old Melba Browning of Perry County, Texas, was found Sunday at a truck stop in Russell, Miss., off Interstate 20 near the Alabama line.

Sollie says medical personnel tried to revive Browning but were unsuccessful

County Coroner Clayton Cobler tells The Meridian Star (https://bit.ly/1oudkYR ) that the woman died of hypothermia.

Sollie says a missing person’s report was issued two weeks ago. Sollie says witnesses at the TA Truck Stop told investigators the woman had been in the area for about a week before her body was found.

Sollie says it is not known how she made it to the truck stop from Texas.


Information from: The Meridian Star, https://www.meridianstar.com

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