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Officials identify woman found dead in Zeigler

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UPDATED: JANUARY 14, 2019 8:05 p.m.:

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ill. -- The Franklin County Sheriff's office has identified the female who was found in rural Zeigler on Saturday January 12, 2019.

She was identified as Brandy N. Hughes, 30 of Zeigler.

An autopsy was performed today, and the investigation is continuing.

UPDATED: JANUARY 13, 2019 7:52 p.m.:

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ill. -- Detectives have confirmed the identity of the female, but are not releasing her name until the family has been notified.

UPDATED: JANUARY 12, 2019 6:03 p.m.: 

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ill. -- The Franklin County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a white female who was discovered in a rural area west of Zeigler. 

The female was located by individuals operating an all-terrain vehicle. 

 At this time the identity of the female is unknown.

If anyone has any information please contact the Franklin County Sheriff's office at 618-438-4841.


FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ill. -- Police are investigating the death of a woman in Zeigler. 

Zeigler Police Chief Ben Burkhamer says the woman was found unresponsive at Desel's Mud Ranch Saturday morning. 

The woman, whose name has not been released, was taken to Herrin Hospital where she was pronounced dead. 

The Williamson County Coroner said an autopsy will be preformed Monday afternoon.

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