Colbert County Authorities Search for Identity of Woman Found in Tennessee River

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MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (WHNT) - Law enforcement in Colbert County continue to search for the identity of a woman who was found floating in the waters of the Tennessee River on Monday.

Tuesday, investigators met with the family of a missing Florence woman who hasn't been seen or heard from in weeks.

Colbert County Sheriff Ronnie May says his investigators are handling the case of a woman who floated into the Steenson Hollow Marina as a homicide.

He says it's a higher level of investigation they will proceed with until they find out otherwise

According to May, state forensics will be conducting an autopsy Wednesday.

"Hopefully that will give us several things. One is a cause of death. The other is hopefully it will give us an identification of who this individual is," said May.

Amy Renee Fritts, 38. (Photo: Florence PD)

Amy Renee Fritts, 38. (Photo: Florence PD)

As part of the investigation, sheriff may says they met with the family of 38-year-old Amy Renee Fritts Tuesday morning.

He says the meeting was set up to gather anything the family could share to determine if the woman who was found is in fact Amy Fritts.

Fritts was reported missing in the city of Florence, and hasn't been seen  for more than three weeks.

"Where she may have been seen last and who she might have been with, and talking to other agencies that may have missing persons that are not local," said May.

May says they don't want any stone to go unturned in the investigation. Family members deserve to have all of their questions answered once the body of the female is identified.

May said he is hopeful the woman will be identified this week.


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