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Body Identified As Birmingham Woman

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Jefferson County authorities have
identified the body of a woman found in a wooded area as
38-year-old Tonya Bernicia Murray of Birmingham.

Sheriff's spokesman Lt. Randy Christian says Murray, who lived
in the East Lake neighorhood, was found nude with clothes nearby
and appeared to have suffered head trauma. The cause of death was
not released Sunday.

Authorities say she was likely killed sometime Thursday
afternoon and her body left in the woods just off of Rocky Ridge
Lane after she was dead.

A teen on a four-wheeler saw what he thought might have been a
body Thursday, but it was getting dark. He called deputies shortly
after he arrived at work around 8 a.m. Friday and gave them the
location.


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