Orlando PD: Female Body Found off I-95 in Camden County Not Michelle Parker |
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CAMDEN COUNTY, Ga. -- The second body found this month on the side of the road in south Georgia is not missing Orlando mother Michelle Parker.
Camden County Sheriff Tommy Gregory confirmed this afternoon that a caller indicated a body was near the woods off the northbound on ramp to Interstate 95 at Exit 14. Police found the body of a female around 2:30 p.m.
Sheriff's office spokesman William Terrell later said there are no missing people in Camden County who are unaccounted for, and acknowledged that missing Orlando woman Michelle Parker was one of the possibilities for the body's identity, but added that it is too early to speculate. He confirmed only that the body is believed to be that of a white female.
He would not elaborate on whether the body was clothed or her hair color.
"The body that was found in Georgia IS NOT Michelle Parker. I do not have any details concerning the identity of the deceased," said Sgt.Vincent L. Ogburn Sr., the Orlando Police Department's public information officer, in a statement issued this evening.
Police cleared the scene at about 6:30 p.m. today. Gregory said investigators determined the body was there for some time. Terrell said this afternoon the body will be taken to Macon for an autopsy to determine the cause of death.
“We’re working (the case) as a homicide at this point," Gregory said, adding investigators from his office as well as the Georgia Bureau of Investigation have been on the scene.
Terrell said a truck broke down around 2:30 p.m. on the ramp off I-95, and as the trucker and another person were making repairs, they discovered the body and called the sheriff's office.
On Nov. 15, the body of a soldier was found near Kingsland.