Hardin County Sheriff's Department seeks help identifying body


UPDATE, APRIL 24 -- The identity of the woman has been determined and her family was notified, Hardin County Sheriff Johnny Alexander said Monday. He declined to publicly identify her at this time.

ORIGINAL STORY -- The body of a female who was missing for at least a week has been discovered and the Hardin County Sheriff’s Department needs help identifying her.

Sheriff Johnny Alexander provided a description of the woman this morning.

Although she was discovered in Hardin County she could be from anywhere, although authorities say the current area of focus includes Hardin County, northern Mississippi and northern Alabama.

She is white with dark hair, possibly middle aged, approximately 5’6” tall, with no apparent tattoos, marks or scars.

Her weight is not immediately available.

She was wearing camouflage jogging pants and a red flannel print hoodie.

Her cause of death is not immediately available.

Anyone with information about this woman, or who knows of a female missing for at least one week and matching the basic description is asked to contact Hardin County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Investigator Jeremy Hulen at 731-925-3377.

Information can also be texted anonymously via Nixle.

To text an anonymous message, type 888777 in the number address line (where you would normally type a phone number), then begin the body of the text with TIPHARDINCO, space, then type the message and press send.