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UPDATE: Death Investigation Continues in Marianna After Female Body Discovered Near I-10

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Police continue to investigate the death of a woman found near the interstate in Marianna.

It was along a fence off I-10 near the Marianna exit that a woman's body was discovered Wednesday morning.

"The body was in a state of decomposure and it was found hanging from the fence," said Marianna Police Chief Hayes Baggett.

Also at the scene was a pill bottle and pair of shoes with the laces taken out of them.

"Everything is considered at this point," said Baggett.

It's unknown exactly what happened or if foul play was involved.

"At this point we don't know the cause of death," said Baggett. "We are waiting on the M.E."

Back in March, a Bascom woman was reported missing from this very same area.

"The location and the clothing could be an indicator, but that's nothing definite you know," said Baggett. He says the clothing on the deceased matched up with the missing person's case. 

The woman reported missing to the Jackson County Sheriff's Office back in March is Mishy Brown, 44.

However, even though there are similarites, it's still unknown if the two cases are related.

"We just need to wait until we get dental records and DNA and that sort of thing," said Baggett.

"How long does that take?"

"[It] could take a while," answered Baggett.


UPDATE: On March 28, 2013 the Jackson County Sheriff's Office received a missing person's report on a person identified as Mishy Brown, a white female age 44, who is a resident of the Bascom, Fl area.

Family members reported that Mishy Brown was last seen on March 27th walking near the westbound lane of I-10 near Marianna. Investigators searched the area described by the family member, but were unable to locate the missing individual. Mishy was also entered into the local and national database for missing persons.

On July 24, 2013 the Marianna Police Department responded to a report of a deceased person found behind a wooded area, near the intersection of I-10 and the Kynesville Highway.  During the investigation by the Marianna Police Department it was revealed that there are some similarities in the description of the deceased person and the missing person, Mishy Brown.

The identity of the deceased person cannot be determined until the investigation by the Marianna Police Department is concluded.       


The Marianna Police Department continue to investigate the death of a woman whose body was discovered near the I-10 exit in the area earlier this morning.

The identity of this woman and just how she died is still unknown. Police are awaiting results from DNA or dental records due to the body's decomposition.

MPD says a little before 10 a.m., subcontractors who were spraying foliage near the Marianna exit of I-10 and Pennsylvania Avenue, discovered a partially decomposed female body hanging from a fence.

A pill bottle and pair of shoes without the laces were also found at the scene.

While no ID has been made yet, the women's clothing has led investigators to question a possible connection to a missing persons case which the Jackson County Sheriff's Office is investigating.

The woman from Bascom was reported missing back in March.

According to the Sheriff's office report, the missing woman got out of her vehicle and left her husband behind in the vehicle near the very same area the body was found earlier Wednesday.


The Marianna Police Department is conducting a death investigation after a gruesome discovery Wednesday morning.

Chief Hayes Baggett says a fence crew was killing some weeds along the fence line on Interstate 10 near Pennsylvania Avenue when they stumbled upon a badly decomposed body.

Baggett tells News 13 although they are some time away from a positive I.D. they do have a missing person case in Jackson County that may match up.

Baggett says a woman was reported missing on March 28, 2013 after an argument with a male in the Greenwood/Bascom area in the Northeast part of Jackson County. She was last seen in the area where the body was discovered on March 23, 2013. Her name is not being released at this time.

Baggett says they are unsure at this point whether or not foul play is involved. He says with the decomposition of the body it will take some time to determine that.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement and Jackson County Sheriff's Office are assisting in the case.