Man identified in Hattiesburg death investigation

Man identified in Hattiesburg death investigation
Officers found a man dead in the home and a woman was transported from the scene for medical attention.

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The Hattiesburg Police Department are investigating a death after a report of a disturbance on Tuesday morning.

Police responded to the incident in the 200 block of Oak Street Just after 1 a.m.

Hattiesburg Police Department spokesman Ryan Moore said officers found a man dead in the home and a woman was transported from the scene for medical attention. A death investigation began at that time.

Forrest County Deputy Coroner Lisa Klem identified the man as 44-year-old Tomaka Jones, of Hattiesburg.

Hattiesburg police are looking for an orange passenger vehicle that was spotted by officers at Plantation Place Apartments, according to Moore.

Moore said five people were taken into custody for questioning regarding the incident.

Anyone with information about the incident should contact the Hattiesburg Police or Metro Crime Stoppers at 601-582-7867.

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