Officials Identify Body Found in Creek After Dog Brings Home Forearm

Investigator have identified a body found in a South Carolina creek this week this week as a woman last seen in Salem on February 6.

The Oconee County Coroner’s Office said that a family member reported Tonya Marie Cannon, 33, missing in mid-February, according to WLOS.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, deputies responded to a call from a resident who said his dog carried a human arm onto his property on Wednesday. A search of the area located a woman’s body in a creek. The coroner said at they time investigators were looking into a missing woman from the tiny town.

The coroner’s office said they identified the remains using dental x-rays, a partial tattoo, and clothing and jewelry identified by the family.

Initial results of the autopsy did not reveal a cause of death, but there were “no evidence of fatal injuries observed at autopsy,” the coroner’s office said. Cause and manner of death were listed as pending.

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[Featured image: Tonya Marie Cannon/Oconee County Sheriff’s Office]