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Georgia authorities identify dismembered woman found in landfill by dental records

September 12, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Georgia authorities identify dismembered woman found in landfill by dental records

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Georgia authorities identify dismembered woman found in a landfill as Courtney Nicole Dubois

The identity of a victim discovered dismembered at a landfill in Georgia last month has been confirmed, officials announced.

The Bartow County Sheriff’s Office reported that 20-year-old Courtney Nicole Dubois, of West Virginia, was identified late last month by distinguishing tattoos on her chest and shoulder blades. The Georgia Bureau of Investigations has since verified her identification using dental records.

“This is an important step and allows law enforcement to focus on Courtney Dubois going forward,” Sheriff Clark Millsap revealed in a statement released last week.

According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Dubois’ remains were recovered in a landfill in Bartow County on August 13th. Her body parts were scattered about several bags.

“I’ve been doing this 35 years and I’ve never seen anything like this,” Millsap told the press at the time.

Days after the horrific finding, Millsap indicated that the body parts were placed into bags and left the bags in a container at the Cedar Creek Collection Center in Cartersville. The case was brought to the Bartow County landfill, where a sanitation employee stumbled upon one of the body parts.

Authorities are still trying to ascertain the woman’s cause of death.

“Because of the way it happened and the dismemberment, it’s a disturbing case,” Millsap added.

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