The report from the GBI Crime Lab in Atlanta said that no foul play was suspected in the burning death of 51 year old Jennifer Cox last Friday, but Chattooga County Sheriff John Everett said that the investigation into the woman’s death is still ongoing.
Cox’s body was found by a deputy last Friday next to her burned automobile in a remote section of Little Sand Mountain in Chattooga County after a person reported black smoke coming from an abandoned subdivision development site.
The body was sent to the GBI Crime Lab in Atlanta on Friday and results were reported back on Saturday evening saying that the crime lab could not determine any foul play in the incident. The car was gone over by investigators and towed to a location in Summerville.
Sheriff Everett said that he has not ruled out homicide in the incident and that the investigation is continuing. Everett told WRCB TV in Chattanooga on Monday: "We are exploring all avenues, all clues, any evidence we have. We are still interviewing people that were on the road that day."
Investigators hope someone will come forward with information in the case. They said there was a report of a 1994 to 1996 green Ford truck in the area at the time the car and body was discovered. If you have any information, please call the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office at 706-857-3411.
Sheriff Everett told AM 1180 that it had "been a rough weekend with three deaths in the county" – referring to Ms. Cox , who was a relative of the sheriff, along with the automobile accident that took the life of Taylor Ash on Saturday and the death of a Summerville woman – Polly Morgan – on Saturday.