Body found in Franklin County not missing West Frankfort woman

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Franklin County Sheriff David Bartoni says detectives have confirmed the identity of the woman discovered in a rural area west of Zeigler.

The woman’s name is not being released until her family is notified according to the sheriff.

The woman was found by individuals operating an all-terrain vehicle. Authorities were notified and the woman was transported to the Herrin Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Authorities have confirmed the female is NOT Lauren E. Pree, who has been missing from West Frankfort since September .

If anyone has any additional information please contact the Franklin County Sheriff’s office at 618-438-4841.