Woman identified in HPD death investigation

Woman identified in HPD death investigation
Hattiesburg police investigate death. Photo credit WDAM.

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Hattiesburg police are conducting a death investigation after a woman was found dead inside her Hub City home.

Police received a call late Saturday afternoon about a call for a deceased person and responded to the scene at 5 Cannon Cove off Golf Course Road.

The woman has been identified as Stacey O'Neal, 44, of Hattiesburg.

"There doesn't appear to be any foul play at this time, however it is still a death investigation," said Hattiesburg Police Lt. Branden McLemore.

Lt. McLemore said the body had been at the scene for roughly a week.

"There doesn't appear to be any foul play, however the body is being sent to the State Crime Lab for an autopsy and toxicology report," said Klem.

"A friend went and did a welfare check, since they hadn't heard from her in a week, when the person went inside she was found deceased in the bathroom," said McLemore.

According to investigators a male roommate was inside the apartment when police arrived.

"That roommate was transported to Forrest General Hospital for medical reasons," said McLemore.

If you have any information regarding the incident contact Hattiesburg Police or Metro Crime Stoppers at 601-582-Stop.