Forrest county deputies investigate second murder of the year

FORREST COUNTY, Miss - A Wiggins man is in custody and is charged with first-degree murder, kidnapping and rape. Authorities said William Gillum, 51, was arrested Friday on the 100 block of Carnes Road.

Forrest County Investigator, Nick Calico said, "A female victim called authorities and said she was tied up an unable to escape around 10:30 am Friday."

Calico said she also informed authorities Gillum had done something to her boyfriend.

After a search of the home, authorities said they found a male deceased, from what appears to be a single gun shot wound.

The name of the victim is not being released at this time.

"At that point we started a homicide investigation" said Calico.

Gillum's bond was set at $4 million Monday.

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