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UPDATE (8/29/2022) (KTVE/KARD) — According to the Vidalia Police Department, Matt Lee Mason Jr. has been arrested for second degree murder in connection with the death of 50-year-old Vidalia woman, Tyberia Bell. Due to probable cause and sufficient evidence, police were able to charge Matt and take him into custody on August 29, 2022.

This case remains an ongoing investigation. If you have information related to the death of Tyberia Bell, please contact the Vidalia Police Department.

VIDALIA, La. (KTVE/KARD) — On Sunday, August 21, 2022, the Vidalia Police Department was dispatched to a residence on the 600 block of Laurel Street in reference to a welfare check. Once officers arrived at the scene, they found an unresponsive adult female inside the residence.

According to officers, they identified the adult female as 50-year-old Tyberia Bell. This is an ongoing investigation and no further information has been released at this time.

If anyone has information concerning the case, call Vidalia Police at 318-336-5254.