Millbrook Police Investigating a Body Found in Wooded Area


By Alabama News Network

Millbrook Police find a body they believe may be that of a missing Elmore County woman.

According to police, a cattle farmer found the body just after noon Saturday in a wooded area near the intersection of Lakeshore Drive and Caroline Drive.

They say that's where they found the body of a woman wrapped in a sheet.

According to the police, the body is badly decomposed after an unknown amount of time in the near triple-digit heat. 

They say they believe the cause of death is homicide, but would not go into detail about any injuries on the woman's body. But Police Chief P.K. Johnson says the body may be that of Anita Washington.

She's the woman missing since Wednesday when family members could not get in touch with her.

Her son, Sedrick Clayton, is charged with murder in connection with her disappearance.

Police say Clayton was arrested last night after investigators searched the victim's home and came away with what they called a significant amount of physical and biological evidence.

Police say it's still too early to indentify the body they found as Anita Washington. 

Police say they're sending the body for an autopsy, which could also determine the cause of death, as well as the woman's identity.


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