Body buried in backyard on Carriage Drive identified as missing 64-year-old woman

Police presence on Carriage Drive in Columbus
Police presence on Carriage Drive in Columbus(Source: WTVM)
Published: Jun. 29, 2022 at 12:54 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 29, 2022 at 7:00 PM EDT
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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - On June 29, authorities discovered the body of a missing 64-year-old woman buried in her backyard on Carriage Drive.

The remains of a woman were discovered in a shallow grave at the home of Julie Marie Catron, who has been missing since November 2021.

Columbus police searching for missing 64-year-old woman, last seen Nov. 2021
Columbus police searching for missing 64-year-old woman, last seen Nov. 2021(Source: Columbus Police Dept.)

According to Columbus Police Chief Freddie Blackmon, the investigation led detectives looking into Catron’s disappearance to her residence to continue their search.

Coroner Buddy Bryan has confirmed the remains are of Catron. However, her remains will be transported to the county morgue and then to Atlanta for further identification and cause of death.

Blackmon says foul play is a possibility.

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