Crittenden County sheriff releases ID of woman found dead

WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (AP) - A woman whose body was found last weekend has been identified.

The Arkansas State Crime Laboratory was able to identify the person as 44-year-old Pamela Sue McWhirter of West Memphis.

McWhirter was found Sunday in a pond near Interstate 55. Three fishermen discovered the body near what is known as the Rock Island-Engineers overpass. The overpass is just outside the West Memphis city limits.

Sheriff's investigator Thomas Martin said he couldn't release any other details because of the ongoing investigation. But the sheriff's office is asking that anyone who saw McWhirter in recent weeks to call the office.

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