Police ID grandmother found dead in Southaven, but no sign of killer

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. — Police are searching for a killer in Southaven  after a woman was found dead in her garage.

Southaven police responded to the 900 block of McGowan Drive around 10 p.m. Thursday. The neighborhood is right behind the Legacy at Church Lake apartments.

Police say the victim’s name is Brenda Wright, age 57.

No one was in custody Friday afternoon.

The woman's husband told WREG he left the home around 7:30 p.m. to pick up his stepson, leaving his wife in the backyard with the garage door possibly open. He was texting his wife around 9:15 p.m. but by the time he returned home roughly 15 minutes later, she was dead and the suspect gone.

Neighbors said they heard multiple gunshots and one of them called police.

So far, no suspect information has been released.

The husband told WREG he doesn't know why anyone would shoot his wife and it didn't appear that anything was taken from the home.

Southaven Police Chief Steve Pirtle said he has no knowledge of officers called to the home in the past and says for the most part, the neighborhood doesn't see violent crime.

"We're looking at every little thing we can look at to try to develop some clues and get us going in the right direction," he said.

If you know anything that could help, call Southaven police.