Lynchburg Police identify body found as previously missing woman

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7)-- Police in Lynchburg have identified the body of a missing Lynchburg woman Sunday afternoon.

Around 1:15 pm EST Sunday, officers responded to the site where a body was found off the 1300 block of Cherokee Ave. in a wooded area.

Authorities have identified the remains as belonging to Mary Theresa Yeatts, 52, of Lynchburg, who was previously reported missing as of July 17, 2019.

No cause of death has been determined yet.


EARLIER STORY (July 19, 2019)

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) The Lynchburg Police Department is searching for a missing woman.

Mary Theresa Yeatts, 52, was reported missing July 17, 2019.

She was last seen wearing a pink t-shirt with white writing on it and white shorts with pink hearts.

Yeatts is 5'4" and around 180 pounds. She has brown hair and blue eyes.

Anyone who locates Yeatts is asked to call 911.