Tupelo police investigate death of teenager found Tuesday morning

TUPELO, Miss. (WCBI) – Tupelo police are investigating the death of a teenager. 

Investigators said officers were called to the 100 block of Stone Street at about 3:30 a.m. on Tuesday. 

That’s where the girl was found.

TPD detained a person of interest several hours later in the same area where the juvenile was found.

In a press release, investigators called the case a death investigation.

The teenager has been identified as 16-year-old Denasia McGregory of Houston, Miss.

An autopsy will be done at the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Pearl.

Anyone with information is asked to contact TPD at (662)841-6491 or Crimestoppers of Northeast Mississippi at 1-800-773-8477.

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