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Burned body in Glendale identified

FORREST COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - An autopsy performed in Jackson has identified the body of a woman found burned in Glendale Sunday, according to Forrest County Deputy Coroner Jonathan Nobles.

The body was identified as 16-year-old Laquiza Gholar of Hattiesburg. She was identified through dental records.

Investigators said her body was found Sunday morning lying on the side of French Harrelson Road. Someone had attempted to set the victim's body on fire.

Family members reported Gholar missing Tuesday. They said she has gone missing on Aug. 12.

"I'm confident that we will bring this individual to justice," said Chief Deputy Charles Bolton of the Forrest County Sheriff's Department.

Authorities said they are have a person of interest identified.

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