Niece charged in Dewey St. murder investigation

Niece charged in Dewey St. murder investigation

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Hattiesburg police charged a woman for hindering prosecution Wednesday in the ongoing homicide investigation of 63-year-old Deborah McGee.

Ebony Lambert, 40, the niece of McGee, was arrested and taken into custody Wednesday afternoon. Lambert has a child with Andrew Presley, who was charged with hindering prosecution on April 12.

Deborah McGee was found dead in her home on Dewey Street on Sunday, March 25. Two days later, Hattiesburg Police announced that the death was being investigated as a homicide.

Captain Brandon McLemore said they believe the suspect who committed the 'heinous crime' knew McGee.

Police have not released any new details regarding how McGee was killed, or results from an autopsy report. However, McLemore said there were no signs of forced entry at the home. When asked if anything was taken from the home, McLemore said that could not be released at the time of the investigation.

If anyone in the community has any information pertaining to the case, please contact the Hattiesburg Police Department or Metro Crime Stoppers at 601-582-7867.