HOLMES COUNTY, Miss. (WJW) -- A pregnant woman was found dead in Mississippi on Monday, less than a week after she disappeared, authorities said.
Makayla Winston, 21, was last seen on Thursday. Holmes County investigators found Winston’s body off Franklin Road, near Highway 17, which is located south of Lexington.
Winston’s body will be taken to the state crime lab in Jackson to determine the cause of death, according to March.
Winston was last seen in Goodman on Thursday night, her mother, Yvetty Brown, told CNN affiliate WLBT. She had left her daughter in her parked car and was “heading to show the sonogram to the baby’s father,” Brown told the station.
Winston had been due to give birth on July 4, according to WLBT.
GOODMAN, Mississippi (WJW) -- Investigators in Holmes County, Mississippi are investigating the disappearance of 21-year-old MaKayla Winston.
She was last seen leaving her home around 9 p.m. Thursday.
Her car was found at an intersection with the keys still in the ignition.
According to investigators, MaKayla is nine months pregnant.
WJTV reports MaKayla’s cellphone was found tossed in the grass near the car.
They report the phone was wiped clean and investigators are working to retrieve what was erased.