Missing mom’s body found wrapped in blanket in woods; two suspects charged

A criminal investigation is underway after a Tennessee woman who vanished earlier this month was found dead on Wednesday night.

WKRN reported that Carolyn Pope, 30, was found dead in a heavily-wooded area in Wrigley. Though her cause of death is currently unknown, the Hickman County Sheriff’s Office issued warrants for Mitchell Hinderliter and Christopher Hall on charges of abusing a corpse, evidence tampering, and filing a false report.

According to the news station, Pope’s body was found wrapped in a blanket and under a plastic sheet and debris. Hickman County Sheriff Randal Ward told the news station that a tip led them to her body, which was located near some power lines.

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WZTV reported that Pope’s car was discovered two days after her disappearance on October 13. It was reportedly on blocks, missing its radio, and the dashboard was destroyed. The abandoned vehicle was found on Hinderliter’s property, according to WKRN.

Hinderliter and Hall are currently jailed on unrelated charges. Police said their investigation is ongoing and more charges are expected once they receive an official cause of death from the coroner.

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[Featured image: Carolyn Pope/Facebook]