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COVINGTON, Ga. (AP) — A woman whose body was discovered in a river near Atlanta has been identified as a person with autism who was reported missing last month, miles away.

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office said Friday on its Facebook page that she was 23-year-old Shanequa Quanee Sullivan of Atlanta. The agency said it’s not clear how she died, and an investigation is ongoing.

Her body was found March 4 by a fisherman in the Yellow River.

Local news media report Sullivan had autism, and was last seen four weeks earlier at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, where she had worked for the past year.

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Family and friends had been searching for Sullivan near the airport for weeks. The airport is about 40 miles from where her body was found.


Information from: WXIA-TV,