Woman's body found in Cumberland County


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The body was discovered by a passerby around 9 a.m.

Authorities said the body was found in the same area as the home of 31-year-old Michelle Powell, who has been missing since early March.

The body was found while friends and family were out searching for Powell.

Right now, authorities are not saying if the two cases are connected.

Those a part of the search efforts are hoping that isn't the case.

"If this is not her, we are going to still continue to search day and night," said Peggy McGee. "We have had several people help us do it. We are greatly appreciative of all the help we can get. So, I am just praying and hoping this is not her."

The body will be sent to the medical examiner's office Monday morning to try to determine the identity.

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