Identity of Woman Found Dead in Rural Zeigler Confirmed

BENTON – Franklin County Sheriff David Bartoni says detectives have confirmed the identity of the woman discovered in a rural area west of Zeigler.

The woman’s name is not being released until her family is notified according to the sheriff.

The woman was found by individuals operating an all-terrain vehicle. Authorities were notified and the woman was transported to the Herrin Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Authorities have confirmed the missing female is not Lauren E. Pree, who has been missing since September from West Frankfort.

If anyone has any additional information please contact the Franklin County Sheriff’s office at 438-4841.