Olive Branch woman found dead on her son's birthday

(SOURCE: WMC Action News 5)
(SOURCE: WMC Action News 5)

OLIVE BRANCH, MS (WMC) - Police said the circumstances surrounding a woman's death in Olive Branch are suspicious.

The DeSoto County coroner said an autopsy is scheduled to take place Wednesday to help uncover more information about how the woman died.

Family members confirmed the woman was Angela Yount, 43.

"Never would've imagined I'd lose my sister and my best friend," Yount's sister Katie Fleury said.

Yount is a mother of three children. Her son turned 22-years old Monday, on the same day Yount was found dead.

Investigators said Yount's body was found inside her Olive Branch home, and her death is suspicious.

"Her ex-husband found her," Fleury said. "I tried to get in, and he wouldn't let me. He said, 'You don't want to see her like that.'"

Olive Branch Police Department said a person of interest in the case is currently in custody on unrelated charges. That person's identity has not been released.

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