Second investigation opened in body found in storage container in Alamance Co.

UPDATE 10:55 p.m. — Police have opened a second investigation at a home on Washington Street in Burlington in connection with a woman found dead in a storage container earlier today.

According to police, as of 10:45 p.m. officers are waiting on a search warrant to enter a home at 1039 Washington St., where they believe the deceased woman may have lived.

Officers previously responded to the home around noon on Friday to investigate a suspected arson after a small fire broke out.

Police say the woman found in the container fit the description of a woman who lived in the house on on Washington Street with an unknown number of other women.

No further information is available.


Original story

ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — A “suspicious object” found in a roadway just south of Graham contained a partially decomposed female body, according to the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office.

According to a press release, a Department of Transportation maintenance worker found an “object” around 9 a.m. Friday on Bellemont-Mount Hermon Road near the intersection of Southern High School Road.

The “object” contained a partially decomposed woman with short brownish hair, approximately 5’0″ to 5’2″ and 125 pounds.

There was no identification on the body.

The body was fully clothed in blue pants and a grey sweatshirt. Two tattoos were found on the body including an eagle with an open wing span on her chest and a cross with a half moon and an inscription of “Mom” on her left upper arm.

Officers say there was no visible signs of blunt force trauma or other wounds.

The body has been transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Chapel Hill for an autopsy.

Alamance County currently has no active reports of missing persons fitting this description, but an alert was sent to surrounding agencies.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office at 336-229-6300 or Crime Stoppers at 336-227-7100.

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