Body Found In Walker County Identified As Britney Parker Cole Of LaFayette After Autopsy

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson announced Thursday that the female body found off Old Mineral Springs Road in LaFayette on Tuesday morning has been identified as 31-year-old Britney Nicole Parker Cole of LaFayette following an autopsy. 

The autopsy was conducted on Wednesday at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime laboratory in Decatur, Ga.

Walker County detectives have been working leads and conducting interviews since early Tuesday morning.

 Anyone with information about Mrs. Cole’s activity during the past week is asked to call Det. Sgt. Zach Simpson at 706-639-0870 or 706-375-7810.


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