Authorities identify body of woman found by Mississippi road

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Officials in Harrison County have identified the body of a woman found beside a highway earlier this week.

Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove told news outlets that a fingerprint was used to identify 52-year-old Doretha Silkwood of Gulfport. 

A person on a bicycle found the body Sunday afternoon. Hargrove said Silkwood had not been reported Mississippi.  

The coroner said the cause of death is still under investigation.

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