- Associated Press - Monday, January 9, 2017

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Authorities say a man has been charged with murder in the death of a woman in south Mississippi.

Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell tells the Clarion-Ledger (https://on.thec-l.com/2ivzg8I ) that 32-year-old Colby Smith was arrested Sunday after 30-year-old Elizabeth Corene Jones was found dead the night before. Authorities have not released a motive of the fatal incident.

An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday. The cause of death has not been released.

Smith was taken into custody on unrelated charges. He is being held at the Jackson County Adult Detention Center with no bond.


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