ALBERTVILLE, Ala. - Albertville Police say they have learned a possible identity of a woman found dead on Tuesday in a vacant lot on Auburn Avenue.
Albertville Police Assistant Chief Jamie Smith says some of the woman's family came forward Tuesday night and gave a description. Officers say they've tentatively identified the body as Sue Anna Sweeney. "The tattoos, the description, the clothing, and the fact that Ms. Sweeney, it had been a few hours since she had last been seen," Smith says.
Smith says the family told officers Sweeney lived near where the body was found. "What we've gathered from the family, she does have some medical issues so right now we're leaning toward that, but here again we're still waiting on the autopsy for confirmation," Smith says.
Police say they're waiting on autopsy results for further confirmation, but they don't believe foul play was involved at this time. However, they say it's still an open investigation.
The woman is white, 5'6", with black hair, is approximately 30 to 40 years old, and wearing a light blue shirt and dark blue pants with the word 'love' and 'Pink' on the pants. She also has several identifying tattoos including a tattoo on her left ring finger, a skull and crossbones on her left ankle, a blue and red star on her right wrist, a flower with the name 'Joey' on one side of her right ankle and a dolphin on the other.
Investigators hope the autopsy will reveal the cause of death and a positive identification. "We are treating it as an investigation for right now," Smith says.
Albertville Police hope to have a positive identification Wednesday or Thursday.