Walker County Sheriff identifies body as 31-year-old LaFayette woman

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UPDATE (Thursday):

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has confirmed that 31-year-old Britney Cole of LaFayette is the woman whose body was found Tuesday.

The Walker County Sheriff's Office is sharing more information on Cole, including where she was prior to her death, and who she had recently married.

See more at the link here.

PREVIOUSLY (Wednesday):

The Walker County Sheriff's Office says they believe they know the identity of a woman whose body was found near LaFayette Tuesday morning.

According to Sheriff Steve Wilson, they have tentatively identified her as 31-year-old Britney Parker Cole, a resident of LaFayette.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) is performing an autopsy on the body Wednesday at their crime lab in Decatur. Sheriff Wilson says they expect detectives to positively identify the woman.

Sheriff Wilson also says they expect GBI investigators will try to uncover how the woman died.

The sheriff's office said on Tuesday that the woman has two distinct tattoos, but they have not yet released images of them.

They also said that the body did not have any noticeable signs of trauma, and the woman had been dead three to five days at the point her body was found.

Walker County detectives are still investigating leads and holding interviews in this case.

If you know anything about the incident, specifically Brittney Cole's activity during the past week, please call Detective Sgt. Zach Simpson at 706-639-0870 or 706-375-7810.

Depend on us to update you as we learn more.

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