Paranormal investigators searching for ghosts at an abandoned hospital end up finding a dead body instead. Authorities believe that it is the body of a woman that went missing yesterday.
A group of ghost hunters were exploring the former Kuhn Memorial State Hospital on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, in Vicksburg, Mississippi yesterday when they stumbled upon the body of a dead woman. The paranormal enthusiasts left immediately and reported what they found to the Warren County Sheriff’s Office.
“We found a white female that appears to be in her late 60s with trauma to the head and the body has been sent to Jackson to be processed. There was some people over at the hospital ghost hunting and they stumbled upon the body and they took off and reported it to the Warren County Sheriff’s Office,” Vicksburg Police Chief Walter Armstrong said in a statement last night.
According to police, the body was found by ghost hunters just after 7 pm on June 28. Warren County Sheriff’s Office arrived at the hospital to process the crime scene and the body was transferred to the county’s coroner’s office. Warren County Coroner Doug Huskey didn’t release the name of the woman but confirmed that her death was a homicide. Vicksburg police believe that the body belongs to a 69-year-old Vicksburg woman who went missing on Sunday morning.
“We’re in the process of trying to identify her and perhaps that will happen tomorrow. We can not say that the body found at the hospital is her, but this body happens to be that of a white female that matches the description of the woman missing on Drummond Street,” Armstrong said.
The Vicksburg Police Department along with the Warren County Sheriff’s Office are actively investigating the crime along with the Leland Police Department. The body was transferred from the Warren County Coroner’s Office to the state crime lab in Jackson so it can be processed and identified.