UPDATE: Body Identified as Jamisha Gilbert, No Connection to Mur - WSET.com - ABC13

UPDATE: Body Identified as Jamisha Gilbert, No Connection to Murphy Case


UPDATED: 4:02 p.m.

Lynchburg, VA - Lynchburg Police say the Medical Examiner has positively identified the body found yesterday as 18 year old Jamisha Gilbert.

The autopsy on the body was completed Thursday morning.

Police say the body was found at Megginson Lane Cemetery in a wooded area, where crime tape was put up Wednesday.

A hearse pulled in around 6 p.m. Wednesday, presumably to take the body to the Roanoke medical examiners office.

A spokesman with LPD says they don't expect to hold any news conference Thursday.

Below is the entire news release by Lynchburg Police:

"In an attempt to keep the public adequately informed about the investigation involving Jamisha Gilbert, the Department is releasing the following information:

Investigative efforts made by the Lynchburg Police Department Criminal Investigations Division include following up on numerous leads, conducting multiple interviews, collecting available evidence, and searching various areas around the Concord Turnpike area. At this time, this case is being investigated as an incident that involves a suspicious death.

Up to this point in the investigation, no information has been obtained that would lead investigators to believe that this case is in any way related to the missing person case involving Alexis Murphy. Also, investigators have not received any information that would lead them to believe that the public is in any immediate danger as related to the circumstances in this case.

The Lynchburg Police Department will diligently continue their investigative efforts in an attempt to determine the exact circumstances surrounding this case.

The Lynchburg Police Department will continue to provide updates as necessary."


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