LAUREL, Miss. (WHLT) – Laurel police said the victim in the incident has been identified as 34-year-old Shanice Nicole Watts, formerly of Long Beach, California. The victim is the daughter of the suspect, according police.

LAUREL, Miss. (WHLT) – A woman is facing a murder charge after another woman’s body was found in Laurel.

A report led to the discovery of the woman’s body in the 2000 block of Lindsey Avenue on Wednesday, October 5. The coroner estimated she had died six months to a year ago.

Laurel police didn’t release any information about her identity. Her body was sent to the Mississippi State Crime Lab for an autopsy.

On Friday, October 7, police charged Phyllis Tiller Watts, 54, with murder. Her bond was set at $750,000.