Woman dead from apparent gunshot after leaving Mississippi blues club

COAHOMA COUNTY, Miss. — Investigators in Coahoma County said that they have no leads in the death of a woman over the weekend.

FOX13 learned that what was supposed to be a trip to help a family member move and see a few friends wound up with Brandi Barrett White being killed.

Her family is searching for answers.

White, 45, of Guntown, Miss., was found dead about 6 a.m. Sunday in her aunt’s car on West Bobo Road.

”She was one of the nicest people on the planet, and the family is going to be at a loss without her, ” said Shirley Leist, White’s aunt.

The aunt said that White had come with her from Biloxi to Clarksdale to help a family member move.

On Saturday night, Leist said, White went to Ground Zero Blue’s Club in Clarksdale.

”While we were here, she wanted to see some of her friends and go to Ground Zero for a little while,” Leist said. “I was tired and having trouble walking. I said take my car, and she went by herself.”

White never made it back.

The following morning, White’s cousin, Jerry Mills, found White dead in her aunt’s car in his driveway.

White had been shot twice.

Mills lives in Bobo, Miss., which is about 8 miles from the club.

”Being cousins, I would think that she made it here just because she thought that I could help her, but by the time she got here she might not have been able to get out of the vehicle, and apparently she passed away in the front seat,” Mills said.

White’s family said that they need answers.

They said that the world is going to miss Brandi Barrett White.

”She made the world smile and was so giving to everybody,” Leist said. “She helped at the soup kitchen, and she worked at two different missions.”

Anyone with information about White’s death is asked to call the Coahoma County Sheriff’s Office Investigation Division at 662-624-3085 or 662-592-1395.