Sheriff Clark Millsap says the woman whose body was found in a landfill may have been from West Virginia

Investigators may have some leads on the identity of a woman whose dismembered body was found earlier this month at the Bartow County landfill.

According to Bartow County Sheriff Clark Millsap:

There has been information — which is still unconfirmed — that points to a missing woman from West Virginia.

“Investigators from the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office are working with state agen cies to positively identify this victim,” Millsap said in a press release Thursday.

The sheriff also said more information will be released when they confirm the woman’s identity or they arrest someone in the case.

The woman is a white female who was between the ages of 18 and 35 and had reddish or brown hair. She was between the heights of 5’2″ and 5’6″ and approximately 150 pounds.

She has tattoos of two Easter lilies with a sacred heart in between them as well as two names, one on each shoulder blade. Millsap said they’re not releasing the names in the hope that will allow them to confirm the woman’s identity.

The woman’s body was cut into numerous pieces and placed in separate bags then put in a container at the Cedar Creek Collection Center at 15 Cedar Creek Road in Cartersville. The particular container was sealed on Aug. 11 and her body was only discovered on Aug. 13 when a sanitation worker dumped the container at the landfill.

There is a dedicated tip line set up at 770387-5100 which will be answered, usually by criminal investigators, and if none are available callers can leave a voicemail with information. Callers don’t have to give their own contact information.

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