UPDATE: GBI identifies body found in Walker County

WALKER COUNTY, Ga. (WDEF) – Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson announced today that the GBI Crime Laboratory has made a positive identification of the human remains found by hunters off High Road, Cloudland, Walker County, Georgia on Saturday April 22, 2017.

The remains were identified as those of forty-nine year old Amy Renee Cantrell of Catoosa County, Georgia.

At the time of the discovery, investigators believed the body had been in the woods for about four weeks.

Ms. Cantrell had not been reported missing to law enforcement at the time her body was found.

A vehicle towed from private property in late March was located approximately one mile from where the body was found; the vehicle was registered to Ms. Cantrell.

At this time, the cause and manner of death is undetermined.

WALKER COUNTY, Ga. (WDEF) — Walker County authorities released information on the body found Saturday afternoon.

Law enforcement officials say the body appears to have been in the remote area off High Road in Cloudland for about four weeks.

Walker County Officials also say back on March 19th a vehicle was found abandoned on private property close to where the body was found today.

The Walker County Sheriff’s Office says they do not have a missing person investigation related to this case.

The cause and manner of death are still under investigation. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is assisting the Walker County Sheriff’s Office.

WALKER COUNTY, Ga. (WDEF) — Authorities in Walker County, Georgia are investigating and working on identifying a body found near High Road and Highway 157 close to the Alabama state line.

According to Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson a hunter came across human remains this afternoon on about a 700 acre property.

The body was decomposing but Sheriff Wilson says it appears to be a female.

He says the remains had probably been there for several weeks.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is helping gather evidence and process the scene.

Sheriff Wilson says it’s too early to tell the cause or manner of death.

However, he does say it could be connected to an abandoned vehicle found near the area in March and the remains could be that of a missing person, but at this point it’s too early to tell.

News 12 will keep you updated on this story as more information becomes available.

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