Updated: August 31, 2017


LAWRENCE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DETECTIVES ARE INVESTIGATING A HOMICIDE.  OFFICIALS INDICATE THE BODY OF 51 YEAR OLD BARBARA LOIS HARRIS WAS DISCOVERED JUST BEFORE NOON THURSDAY AT A HOME ON THE TURNPIKE.  AUTHORITIES BELIEVE HARRIS DIED AS A RESULT OF BLUNT FORCE TRAUMA.  INVESTIGATORS HAVE NAMED 39 YEAR OLD HOWARD JASON STEWART OF LENA, MISSISSIPPI AS A PERSON OF INTEREST IN THE CASE AND ARE CURRENTLY SEEKING HIS WHEREABOUTS.  STEWART IS A WHITE MALE WITH DARK AND GRAY COLORED HAIR AND IS DRIVING A WHITE 2015 DODGE 1500 WHICH IS CONSIDERED STOLEN FROM THE VICTIM.  ANYONE WITH INFORMATION PERTAINING TO THE CASE OR KNOW OF STEWART'S LOCATION IS ENCOURAGED TO CALL LOCAL AUTHORITIES.