Bond set for woman charged after body found in Lamar Co. freezer

Updated: May. 2, 2019 at 9:35 PM CDT
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PURVIS, MS (WDAM/AP) - A Mississippi judge has set bond for a woman who has been jailed for months after she was charged with killing a man and stuffing his body in a freezer.

Samantha Simmons of Purvis had been held without bond since June.

Relatives of 54-year-old Thomas Burns reported him missing May 21, 2018, after they went to his home looking for him. The next day, they returned to the home and found his body in the freezer.

Simmons was charged with murder in the death of Burns last year in June.

Three other people were arrested in connection to the murder after items were stolen from the residence.

James Simmons was charged with two counts of grand larceny, Andy Hartfield was charged with receiving stolen property, and Will Bryson was charged with receiving stolen property.

According to reports, Judge Anthony Mozingo on Tuesday set her bond at a total of $50,000 on the murder charge and two other charges.

Copyright 2019 WDAM. All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.