Body found in Woodbine neighborhood

Thursday, September 2, 2010 at 3:18am
Staff reports

It was the awful smell of decomposition that led a worker at a Woodbine auto body shop to the body of woman in an overgrown vacant lot Wednesday night. 

Police said someone from Tennessee Imports Auto Salvage at 326 Oriel Street called Wednesday around 8 p.m. to report the body. The medical examiner’s office is working to identify the woman and determine how she died.

The woman’s body was found in a lot at the intersection of Oriel Street and Wickson Avenue in a predominantly residential area. The abandoned lot is densely overgrown with the remnants of a driveway disappearing into heavy brush and several trees.

The body had apparently been hidden among the brush for days.