Cordele Dispatch, Cordele, GA

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March 9, 2011

BODY FOUND IN VIENNA IS OHIO MURDER VICTIM

Macon — An autopsy of the unidentified human remains found near Vienna Wednesday has been completed at the GBI Crime Lab, and the body has been identified as that of Gladis Russell, 85, of Bellefontaine, Ohio who was abducted and murdered in mid-February. The body of her husband, 84 year old Richard Russell had already been found in Chattanooga, TN

Mrs. Russell was identified with dental records provided by the Logan County Ohio Sheriff’s Office, according to a press release from Perry GBI Agent in Charge Craig Rotter. 

Additional examination of the body is still being conducted to determine a cause of death, Rotter added.

 

Rotter confirmed Wednesday afternoon that a body had been found about two miles west of I-75 at Exit 112 near Vienna. He said at that time the clothing indicated the victim was female, and officials were looking into the possibility that it could be Mrs. Russell who has been missing from her Ohio home since Feb. 16.

Rotter said a farmer was doing some work on his well when he saw the body in a field. He called the Dooly County Sheriff's Department, and the GBI was then called in to assist with the investigation.

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