Body Found

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The body of an Opp woman missing for more than two years was found Wednesday night by authorities led to the remains by a man suspected in her disappearance.

The body of Susie Lucille Phillips was recovered near the Tri States Gun Club in Daleville. She was 37 years old when last seen alive in Opp in February of 2003.

She was seen on the camera of an Opp police officer's patrol car after her car was intentionally rear-ended by a man identified as Marcellous Evans of Daleville. Evans had denied any involvement in Phillips' disappearance.

But last week he pleaded guilty in Covington County to domestic violence and criminal mischief charges.

Dale County District Attorney Kirke Adams says Evans also agreed to plead guilty to a manslaughter charge in return for leading authorities to the woman's body.

It was found about 6 p.m. Wednesday night.

Adams says Evans claims he hit Phillips in the head but didn't mean to kill her.


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