Body found in Bartow County said to be 20-year-old West Virginia woman

Bartow County Sheriff confirms identity of landfill victim

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The Bartow County Sheriff's Office announced Wednesday evening that a body found at the Bartow County landfill at 40 Allatoona Dam Road last month has been identified.

"According to Sheriff Clark Millsap, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Medical  Examiner's Office has positively identified the victim as Courtney Nicole Dubois, 20, of West Virginia," wrote BCSO spokesman Sgt. Jonathan Rogers in a press release.

Rogers said the victim — whose dismembered body was discovered by a sanitation worker Aug. 13 — has been reported missing by police in Fairmont, West Virginia.

"This is an important step in the investigative process and allows law enforcement to focus specifically on Courtney Dubois from this point and going forward," Millsap is quoted in the press release.

According to Rogers, the GBI Medical Examiner's Office was able to "use dental records obtained through law enforcement channels from her family" to confirm the victim's identity. 

When asked if the agency could independently confirm the victim's identity, GBI Director of Public Affairs Director Nelly Miles told The Daily Tribune News "The Sheriff's Office is handling all of the inquiries on this case." 

"More information will be released as new developments occur," Rogers said.