The body of a Burke County woman was discovered in a neighboring county Friday morning, a day after authorities began a welfare check on the woman, officials said.
Leslie Renee Hensley, 39, was discovered at 6:30 a.m. after an all-night search involving the Burke County Sheriff’s Office along with the State Bureau of Investigation and the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office.
Burke officials said they had initiated a welfare check on Hensley, who was from the Clark Loop area of the county, at 4:45 p.m. Thursday.
Burke officials did not say where Hensley’s body was found or how she died. The agency and the SBI are continuing to investigate witnesses and persons of interest.
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Because of the ongoing nature of the investigation, authorities said they were not going to release additional information until Monday afternoon.