- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 10, 2017

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - Authorities say bond has been set at $250,000 for the suspect in a weekend slaying in Vancleave.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department said in a Monday news release that the bond was set for Brandon Colby Smith, who is charged in the death of 30-year-old Elizabeth Corene Jones.

An autopsy was set for Tuesday. No details have been released on a possible motive or the manner of Jones‘ death.

The Sun-Herald reports (https://bit.ly/2iy03kI ) Gautier police arrested the 32-year-old Smith early Sunday morning on charges of public drunkenness and possession of paraphernalia. Sheriff’s investigators questioned Smith and arrested him on a murder charge in Jones‘ death.

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