Body of Laurel woman discovered by boaters in Leaf River. Here's what we know

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Boaters found the body of a Laurel woman in the Leaf River in Jones County on Sunday.

She was identified Monday as 32-year-old Brittany Holifield.

"We are continuing our investigation into the untimely death of Brittany Nicole Holifield," said Jones County Sheriff Joe Berlin. "As the investigation continues and we are able, we will release additional information on the progress of the investigation."

The circumstances and cause of Holifield's death are under investigation.

The body was discovered near the U.S. 590 bridge and boat ramp and was recovered by the Jones County Sheriff's Department and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. The body was then transported to the Jones County Morgue in Ellisville.

A Southwest Jones Fire and Rescue boat departs on the Leaf River to recover a body found by boaters on Sunday, May 15, 2022 in Jones County, Miss.
A Southwest Jones Fire and Rescue boat departs on the Leaf River to recover a body found by boaters on Sunday, May 15, 2022 in Jones County, Miss.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Jones County Crime Stoppers at 601-428-7867.

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Contact reporter Laurel Thrailkill at lthrailkill@gannett.com or on Twitter.

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