UPDATE: 09/05/18 (10:30 p.m.)
The Bartow County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed the identity of the female victim located in the Bartow County Landfill on August 13th.
Sheriff Clark Millsap said the Georgia Bureau of Investigations Medical Examiner’s Office have identified the victim as Courtney Nicole Dubois, 20, of Fairmont.
Medical examiners were able to use dental records obtained through law enforcement channels from her family to confirm her identity.
“This is an important step in the investigative process and allows law enforcement to focus specifically on Courtney Dubois from this point and going forward,” Millsap said.
Stay with 12 News as this story develops.
ORIGINAL: 08/31/18 (7:50 a.m)
Detectives in the state of Georgia are working to confirm the identity a woman found earlier this month at a Bartown County landfill. Deputies said they received information leading them to believe the victim could be a missing woman from West Virginia.
“Investigators from the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office are working with state agencies to positively identify this victim. Until the information is confirmed, further information cannot be released to protect the integrity of this investigation,” Sheriff Clark Millsap said.
The Bartow County Sheriff’s Office released a sketch of the woman last week. She is believed to be between 18 and 35 years old. They say she is about 5’2 to 5’6 in height with possible brown or red hair, and weighing 150 lbs. The woman also has two names tattooed on each shoulder blade and several other tattoos, including one on her upper chest of two Easter lilies and a sacred heart type design.
Police say her death was a violent crime.
“I been doing this almost 35 years and I’ve never seen anything like this before, she was cut into pieces and they packed all pieces into individual bags,” said an official.
No arrest have been made at this time. If you have any information on this case, you are asked to call the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office at 770-387-5100.