‘I’ve never seen anything like this before’: Case of young woman found dismembered in landfill remains a mystery [Police]

A funeral was held last month for a West Virginia woman—whose dismembered body was discovered August 13 in Georgia and whose death remains a mystery—has been set.

Courtney Nicole Dubois, 20, who disappeared 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 on September 5.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, the young woman’s remains were discovered in a Cartersville landfill, cut up into pieces and placed in several bags.

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“I’ve been doing this 35 years and I’ve never seen anything like this before,” Bartow County Sheriff Millsap said of the discovery at the time. Courtney was reported missing from Fairmont, West Virginia, not long before her dismembered body was found.

The young woman was initially identified by her distinctive tattoos, including one officials believed to be the Japanese symbol for bravery on her wrist.

In her obituary, Courtney was described as a person who loved children, enjoyed the outdoors, had a passion “for animals and was studying to become a veterinarian.” She was given the nickname of “Psychiatrist,” because of her love for helping those in need, the obit continued.

WDTV reported last month that the woman’s death remains a mystery, with “no arrests announced in her case.” Authorities are reportedly working on multiple tips in connection with her death, and will release information if and when it becomes available. Her funeral was held October 20.

“I just hope the case doesn’t go cold,” Sylvio DuBois, the victim’s father, told the news station. “It’s very easy to lose sight of something when it’s hundreds of miles away. We can’t see what’s actually going on.”

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. Check back with CrimeOnline for the latest updates.

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[Feature Photo: Courtney Dubois/ Facebook, Missing in West Virginia]