MARSHALL COUNTY, Miss. - A criminal investigation is underway after a woman was found dead on her bedroom floor.
The Mississippi woman has been identified as Pearlie Honers.
Marshall County investigators were called to the 100 block of Red Hills Rd., just west of Byhalia, on Tuesday.
The woman and her husband were found by their granddaughter. Investigators said the woman was pronounced dead on the scene.
The man had extremely high blood pressure when police arrived on the scene. The man is still in the hospital -- unrelated to the incident at the home. FOX13 is told he is a person of interest in the investigation.
At this time, investigators don’t know how the woman died, but she did have bruises on her face and blood was found on the scene.
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Melvin Newson was a friend of Honers, he said she was a very sweet person.
"I can't say nothing but she was a real nice person. When I heard - it hurt me. I couldn't believe it," said Newson.
Neighbors told FOX13 the couple was living in the home for about six to eight months.
"To tell you the truth - this is a tragedy for this community... We have never had anyone get killed down through here - so it's a bad tragedy," Newson said.
At this time, the grandfather is still in the hospital at Regional One with high blood pressure.
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