The Gordon County Sheriff’s Office and Gordon County Coroner’s Office are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in a densely wooded area alongside Interstate 75 near Resaca Monday afternoon, June 15. Investigating detectives discovered documents with the body identifying the woman as Allison M. Mullins, age 27, of 11 Colonial Circle, Cartersville.
A Gordon County deputy sheriff was assisting a stranded motorist in the vicinity when he noted the odor of decomposition. The body was found by the deputy approximately 75 yards into the undergrowth away from the roadway. An abandoned automobile, believed to be that of the deceased woman, was also located nearby parked off the roadway.
Investigating officers believe that the body could have been in the undergrowth near the highway for a number of days, although summer weather conditions make determining an exact time of death difficult.
A Web site for the National Center for Missing Adults lists a woman matching Mullins’ description as having been missing since April 18. According to the site, “Allison was last seen at her residence. She had gone to bed at approximately 11 p.m. At approximately 7 a.m. the following morning and discovered Allison’s bedroom light still on and no indication she had slept in her bed. Her car, personal identification and cell phone were still in the home. Allison has a medical condition and needs immediate medical assistance.”
The body was sent to the state crime laboratory in Decatur, Ga. for a post-mortem examination. The case remains under investigation, and a cause and manner of death have not been determined.