Gulfport death of missing woman Dorothy Jean Burks – Obituary
Dorothy Jean Burks, a 75-year-old local resident who went missing in March, was discovered dead in Gulfport on Wednesday, April 20, 2022.
On Friday, Harrison County Coroner Brian Switzer verified the identification. Burks was reported missing by Gulfport police last month after she was last seen around the 16000 block of Fifth Street on March 23.
Her corpse was discovered in the woods behind a house on Keebler Road near Lyman, according to WXXV-TV. Switzer stated that Burks died within 24 hours of going missing. The cause of death has not been determined, but no foul play is suspected.