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SMITH CO., November 12, 2013— The body of a missing Smith County woman has been recovered. According to Smith County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer John Moore, the body Elizabeth Hamilton was recovered on Nov. 9.
Hamilton, a 28 year-old Smith County resident was reported missing on Oct. 25. Her body was found inside the city Limits of Lindale, near the intersection of Ballard Road, and U.S. Hwy. 69 South. Law enforcement officials do not believe, at this time, foul-play was involved in her death.
“It appears that it was a one vehicle accident, and no foul-play,” said Moore.
Hamilton’s car was off of the roadway and partially covered by brush, which law enforcement officials believe delayed recovery. According to Moore, a helicopter search of the area had occurred the previous day, but the brush prevented the vehicle from being spotted.
Law enforcement officials are awaiting autopsy results to determine the cause of death.
“Thanks are in order to the news media, and to the public – using their social media sites – to spread the word that we were looking for this young lady,” Moore said. “Unfortunately, in this situation, how it turned out is not how we would have liked for it to turn out.”
KYYK’s Gary Richards spoke with Moore about the case. Click below for more.
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