Body of missing Morgan County woman found in wooded area

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MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE (5/13): The body of a missing Morgan County woman has been located in a wooded area Wednesday afternoon.

According to the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, investigators were searching for 55-year-old Rhonda Nelson Palmer off of Lyle Road in the Somerville area when they found her body. Palmer had been missing since Sunday.

Preliminary evidence suggests Palmer’s cause of death was self-inflicted. The body has been sent to forensics for an autopsy.

ORIGINAL (5/12): The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a missing woman who was last seen Sunday.

Rhonda Nelson Palmer, 55, was reported missing Tuesday. She was last seen at her home in Somerville.

Palmer is described as 5-foot-3, 105 pounds with brown eyes. She may be wearing black pants and a dark-colored long sleeve shirt with grey writing on it.

If you have any information on her whereabouts, contact MCSO investigators at (256) 566-8762.


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