A dismembered body found August 13 in Georgia has been identified as a missing woman from West Virginia, according to authorities.
Courtney Nicole Dubois, 20, who went missing from Fairmont, was identified by the Georgia Bureau of Investigations (GBI) using “dental records obtained through law enforcement channels from her family to confirm her identity,” the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office announced in a news release via Facebook last night.
“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,” Bartow County Sheriff Millsap said.
Officials found the woman’s remains in a Cartersville landfill, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports, adding that her her body was “in numerous pieces and disposed of in individual bags.”
“I’ve been doing this 35 years and I’ve never seen anything like this before,” Millsap said of the discovery at the time.
Dubois was initially identified by her distinctive tattoos, including one officials believed to be the Japanese symbol for bravery on her wrist.
Further, authorities released a sketch of the woman, describing her as standing between 5-foot-2 and 5-foot-6 inches tall, and weight about 150 pounds with brown or reddish hair.
Anyone with information pertaining to the case is urged to call a Bartow County Sheriff’s tip line at 770-387-5100.
This is a developing story, CrimeOnline will provide updates as information becomes available.
[Feature Photo: Courtney Dubois/ Facebook, Missing in West Virginia]