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Elderly Mississippi woman found beaten to death

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An elderly Mississippi woman was found murdered early Tuesday in her own yard. An elderly Mississippi woman was found murdered early Tuesday in her own yard.
CLARKSDALE, MS -

(WMC-TV) - A Mississippi woman was found beaten to death outside her family's store in Clarksdale, MS, Tuesday morning and investigators say the case is surrounded in unusual circumstances.

Clarksdale police identify the victim as 73 year-old Yuk Lee and say she was beaten to death after closing her store Monday night.

Neighbors and customers said Lee ran the convenience store and restaurant at the corner of Cheyenne Street and Oakridge for years. They also say she'd been robbed before.

Police say whoever robbed her last night waited for her to leave the store.

She was struck with a blunt object as she tried to enter her house right next door. Some money was taken, but not all the money that she had on her.

Her body was found lying in the yard after her son phoned police.

Police believe the suspects may not have intended to kill Lee.

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