Female Found Dead in Wooded Area of Greene Co.

by Staff on August 20, 2011 · 17 comments

in Local

Crime SceneThe Greene County Sheriff’s Department and Indiana State Police are currently investigating the death of a Caucasian female who was found in a wooded area south of County Road 760 East and County Road 740 North, which is located near Newark Baptist Church.

The body was discovered around 3:00 p.m. Saturday. A positive identification has not been made, but investigating officers believe the victim is in her late 20’s or early 30’s.

Foul play is suspected and the investigation is continuing.

No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information concerning this investigation should contact the Indiana State Police at
1-812-332-4411.

UPDATE: Unconfirmed reports indicate that the woman is Stacey Lawson.

UPDATE: We received the following information:

“Her name was Stacy. She was last seen yesterday evening, and her boyfriend was looking for her last night … Her mother’s last name was Pate, but I am not sure of hers.”

UPDATE: The victim has been positively identified as Stacey Lawson.

13 comments
Unknow1
Unknow1

your posting a minors photo without a release on file from the family shame on you. U will be getting a phone call from 50 soon about,

Unknow
Unknow

your posting a minors photo without a release on file from the family shame on you. U will be getting a phone call from 50 soon about,

Unknow
Unknow

Unless someone said u can use this photo u can be sued. At this time photos have been released at this time.

Legal?
Legal?

In other words unconfirmed reports = gossip. Maybe name should change to Michell Gossip.

Legal?
Legal?

If this is unconfirmed, should it have been posted? I think there would be legal actions if the wrong name was posted and then gave false scares to potential family members...maybe best practice would be to wait until police released a confirmed name. Maybe also why ALL other news sites are waiting for an OFFICIAL statement.

Appalled
Appalled

You go rip this woman's picture off her Facebook account, and think that has any journalistic integrity to it? I guess they didn't cover intellectual property in your class at journalism school. On top of this article...and I do use the word loosely...making TMZ look like a respected leader in news, have you considered that you just might be putting that pictured child in danger? But I'm sure that doesn't matter to you in your rush to seem "in the know", and to quote people who are so close to the case that they aren't even sure of the names of the principal's involved.

none
none

Wow. Is this a trashy gossip magazine or what? Mitchell news has obviously no respect for family. Why would you post this? Some details are better left unknown! Why drag this lady through the mud after she has been murdered! SHAME ON YOU for your trashy "reporting"

Afriend
Afriend

Why would you post this info on your site. This person is down talking someone who was just murdered and you posted it?!? Sickening! I know her, and I have better details as to how, and why she was murdered. You shouldn't post this info if you don't have ALL the facts, or really know someone.

jeremy
jeremy

I know her very well and have both of our whole lives an were very close , she never deserved this no matter what she has ever done in the past dam it ..

none...
none...

so you know the reason WHY she was murdered, thats crap explain yourself.

Mitchell News
Mitchell News

@none... Please point out where it was stated that "WHY she was murdered" is known. Thanks.

Mitchell News
Mitchell News

@Afriend, With all due respect, you have no idea who the source was or how they may be associated with the crime or investigation. If you have the "other side" of the story, we'd be more than happy to share that as well. If there are inaccuracies in the article, please do point them out so that they may be corrected. You may provide corrections either by posting here or by sending e-mail to "news@mitchellnews.net". The details that are posted were obtained shortly after the crime was discovered. We've went ahead and removed one particular comment as there are now many more details as to the cause of death (which we are not yet posting). Thanks, Mitchell News

friend
friend

This picture needs removed or cropped.. the minor does not need to be in the picture or shown

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