Z.P.D waiting on autopsy to determine identity

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ZANESVILLE, Ohio – The Zanesville Police Department says they suspect the body found in Southern Franklin County Thursday Evening, to be the missing local 64-year-old Elizabeth Alvarez.

However, Zanesville Police Department Detective Sergeant, Phil Michel said they are waiting on autopsy results to determine if the body found was Alvarez. Michel said they interviewed several people about the incident and Z.P.D suspects there was foul play.

Michel said “Where we believe that foul play was suspected during this incident. Yesterday evening with the assistance of Columbus Police Department, along with their Aviation Unit, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and other agencies, we were able to locate a body in Southern Franklin which we believe to be the victim in the missing person case. However, we are currently awaiting autopsy results, as the person is at Franklin County Coroner’s Office at this time.”

Detective Sergeant Michel said they will continue looking into records, and will try to get a clearer picture of what happened. Michel said at the moment nobody has been charged with anything.

“As the investigation continues, we’re still pulling records, financial records, other types of records to see the events that may have transpired. We want to be able to make sure that we know what happened from the last time that someone had saw her, until what we believe was where she was found now,” Detective Sergeant Michel said.

The Zanesville Police is still investigating, WHIZ News will bring you more information as soon as it comes into us.