Police investigate murder of schoolteacher

Laurel Police are looking for the suspects who murdered a woman and tried to cover-up the crime by setting fire to her house.  Details are incomplete, but Laurel Police say the victim's body was found inside a home on West 15th Street after authorities responded to a fire at the residence around 12:45 p.m.

The name of the victim has not been released, but police say she was white and in her late 20's.  Police say the incident is a homicide.

An autopsy will be performed in Jackson tomorrow.

Sources tell us the victim was a schoolteacher and the suspects set fire to the home after killing her.  Police are also searching for the victim's vehicle...a 2001 silver Honda CRV.

The license number is JPV-798.  If you have any information about the case, call Laurel Police at (601) 425-4711 or Jones County Crimestoppers at (601) 428-STOP.