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Update On Missing Woman

By: Deborah Tuff
By: Deborah Tuff

Willie Mae McGuire Slaughter was reported missing by her family two days before Halloween. But now, authorities believe they've found the woman affectionately called, "Pumpkin" by her family and friends.

Orange spray paint, and small flags line the area, where authorities believe Willie Mae McGuire slaughter's 1990 Geo Prizm slid off the road, onto this embankment and into this wooded area, where it hit a tree.

Brundidge Police Chief Moses Davenport says, "We know for a fact that she pulled it back onto the road but it also appears that she came on across from the road, but maybe she was out of control of then, even though she ran off the first time, we're not for sure"

Slaughter's family members stood around as a tow truck took the wrecked car and the coroner took what's believed to be slaughters body from the wooded area. But even though this street has cars going and coming, and a golf course, and a Wal-Mart distribution center, the thick brush prevented anyone from seeing Slaughters car. And even though foul play is not suspected in this case because slaughter has a medical history of seizures, authorities still have determine if in fact this is Slaughters body, that leaves family members without closure until an autopsy is done

It was reported by area residents that they heard a loud bang on the day Slaughter went missing. After extensive searches, Troy’s police department found the car and the body inside. The forensics department has yet to positively identify if this is Slaughters body. But authorities have confirmed that the Geo Prizm is her car.


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