Dismantled corpse found in a Georgia landfill identified as missing 20-year-old West Virginia woman
- A dismembered body found in Georgia was identified as Courtney Nicole Dubois
- The body was discovered on August 13 at a landfill in Cartersville, Georgia
- Dubois, 20, was reported missing from Fairmont, West Virginia, police said
- Authorities ask people to call (770) 387-5110 with information they can
Minyvonne Burke for Dailymail.com
A dismembered body found in a landfill in Georgia last month has been identified as a 20-year-old missing woman from West Virginia.
The Bartow County Sheriff's Office announced Wednesday that the body was identified as Courtney Nicole Dubois, who was reported missing in Fairmont, West Virginia.
Sheriff Clark Millsap said in a press release that police used dental records obtained from family members to confirm identity.
"This is an important step in the investigation process and allows law enforcement to specifically focus on Courtney Dubois from this point forward," said Millsap.
Authorities identified the dismembered body found in a landfill in Georgia last month as Courtney Nicole Dubois, 20.
Sanitation workers at the Bartow County Landfill in Cartersville, Georgia, found a body dismembered on August 13 when the torso fell out of one of the bags.
The body had been cut into pieces and placed in several bags and then placed in a garbage container.
"I've been doing this for 35 years and I've never seen anything like it before," said Millsap.
"Because of the way it happened and the dismemberment, it's a very disturbing case," he told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on "violent homicide."
Police had released a sketch of the woman last month after her body was found in plastic bags in a garbage container
The police had also posted an image of the woman's distinctive tattoos in the hope that someone could identify her
Around that time, the police released a picture of the distinctive tattoos found on the body and a sketch of what seemed to hope that someone could identify who the woman in the photos was.
According to a Facebook group about the disappearance and death of Dubois, his mother reportedly posted a petition on Facebook requesting help to find his daughter who had disappeared from West Virginia in early August.
The authorities have created a specific tip line (770) 387-5110 for people to provide any information they may have about the case.