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5126 Old Mhoon
Landing Road

Tunica, Mississippi 38676

Administrative Office Hours:
Monday-Friday
8:00a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

05/02/2016

Death Investigation at Local Casino

On Sunday, May 1, 2016 at approximately 8:30 p.m., Tunica County Sheriff’s Office received a call from Hollywood Casino in reference to a guest falling into the water.  Upon deputies’ arrival, Security personnel advised a male subject had fallen into the water near the buffet area of the casino.  First Responders, North Tunica Fire Department and Tunica Volunteer Fire Department assisted with the search of the victim.  The victim’s body was located & recovered from the water and he was pronounced deceased at 10:15 p.m. by Tunica County Coroner Glenn Grant.

The victim was identified as Bob Jerome Murray, 48, of Birmingham, Alabama.

At this time, Mr. Murray’s body will be sent the Mississippi Crime Lab for an autopsy.  The cause of death is pending.