Police Find Woman's Body Along Silver Comet Trail

SMYRNA, Ga. (AP) - The family of Sandy Springs woman who who
disappeared cycling on the Silver Comet Trail issued a statement
today thanking law enforcment officers who found her body.

The statement from the family of 54-year-old Jennifer Ewing said
they hoped the person responsible for her death would soon be

A search began for Ewing yesterday evening after she failed to
return home from her bike ride. Ewing's husband, Jim Ewing, said her silver Honda minivan was found by family members after nine o'clock last night.

Family members said Ewing made a 50-mile round trip on the trail
three to four times a week.

Earlier, Smyrna police Sergeant Robert Harvey said the body
found in Paulding County was believed to be Ewing, although it had
not been positively identified by the GBI.

Colonel Jim Walker of the Paulding County Sheriff's Department
said the body was partially clothed and there were signs of a

The Silver Comet Trail begins about 13 miles northwest of Atlanta. It runs 57 miles from Smyrna to the state line along an abandoned freight rail corridor, winding through Cobb, Paulding and Polk counties.