Fight breaks out after woman found dead at McDowell Road home


JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — Emotions ran high Thursday morning for family members of a woman who was found dead at a home on McDowell Road.

WJTV crews were there when a fight broke out outside the home.

Police said family members of 49-year-old Lorinda Maxwell  saw a man who they thought had something to do with her death. We’re told they approached the man and started fighting him.

Officers said the woman’s death is still under investigation. Investigators said her body did have some trauma, but her death has not been ruled as a homicide. It is still a death investigation.

When the fight broke out, officers quickly jumped in to separate those involved. Commander Tyree Jones is spotted in the video taking down one of the men and putting him in handcuffs.

“While officers were on scene, we understand family members saw a subject that they thought may have something to do with the death,” Commander Jones said. “They attacked the subject in the middle of the street. There was an altercation. Two subjects have been detained.”

An autopsy will be done to determine how Maxwell died.

Read more about the death investigation. 

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