A mystery woman in Georgia recently met a horrific end after being cut into pieces and thrown away like trash. Now, deputies are requesting help to identify her and take the intial steps necessary to get to the bottom of this grisly murder.
“I’ve been doing this 35 years and I’ve never seen something like this before,” Bartow County Sheriff Clark Millsap said on Wednesday, as quoted by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Pieces of the woman's body were put into individual bags and placed in a dumpster at a recycling facility, deputies said. The body was then transported piece-by-piece to a landfill, where a terribly unlucky sanitation worker happened upon the victim after her torso fell out of a bag.
Police said the body had been there since Saturday.
Millsap said he has no doubt he's dealing with a murder, and the method of disposal means someone was trying very hard to conceal their crime.
"Fortunately for us—and I don’t mean to sound macabre or anything like that—but fortunately, all the parts were in one location but in different bags,” Millsap said, according to WSB-TV in Atlanta.
The woman had numerous tattoos, and on Wednesday deputies released a sketch of what they think she looked like in life. Along with this artist rendering, which highlighted some of her more distinctive features, police also released a replica of one of her more unique tattoos, described as a chest design featuring two Easter lilies and a sacred heart in between them, according to WSB-TV.
They think she's between 18 and 35 years old, and between 5-foot-2 and 5-foot-6, weighing around 150 pounds. She has brown or reddish hair.
In addition to her chest tattoos, the woman had two names tattooed on each of her shoulder blades, although deputies are not disclosing what they are. There are no cameras at the recycling facility where she was dropped off, deputies said, adding that they've been cross-referencing missing persons cases throughout the area and are now going public with requests for assistance on the case.
Millsap said cases like this are exceptionally troubling.
“Because of the way it happened and the dismemberment, it’s a very disturbing case,” he said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Bartow County Sheriff's Office.
[Photo: Bartow County Sheriff's Office]