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Franklin County authorities identify woman found near roadway

Franklin County Sheriff’s Department officials have identified the female who was found deceased along a roadway last week as Portia Renee Duncan, age 53.

Mrs. Duncan had been reported missing prior to her body’s discovery.

Franklin County authorities responded on Thursday, Feb. 2 at 9:56 a.m. to Lightfoot Lane to investigate a report of a deceased female beside the roadway.

The female was transported to Southern Tennessee Regional Health Systems where she was pronounced dead. She has been sent for an autopsy.

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Anyone with information about this case should contact Franklin County Sheriff’s Department at 931-967-2331.

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