Special to SEGAZINE
(UPDATE: Two Glynn County Police Department officers had just interviewed relatives of a man seen in a security camera video at a business where Whited stopped after leaving her place of employment for lunch when upon leaving they found the a body of a woman matching the physical description of Whited in a wooded area just off Bladen Road. The man in the video, who also matched the description of a man seen leaving Whited’s vehicle with a flat tire alongside a Brunswick street, was identified and has already been placed into custody but has not been charged, officials said. His name has not been released.)
The Glynn County Police Department has reported investigators have located the body of a deceased female in a wooded area off of Bladen Road at Georgia Highway 99 tentatively identified as Amber Whited, who has been missing since Tuesday.
Officers said the body will be sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab for an autopsy and positive identification.
The body, which was located approximately 50 feet off of the roadway in a heavily wooded area, has been tentatively identified as that of Whited, 22, who was reported missing on July 16.
Anyone saw Amber Whiteds’ white Honda Accord on Tuesday in Glynn or Brantley County is asked to contact investigator Marc Neu at 912-554-7816 or Resden Talbert at 912-554-7813.
The 22-year-old mother has been missing since Tuesday afternoon, when she left her place of employment for lunch. She was last seen getting in her car at the Harley-Davidson on Perry Lane Road in Brunswick. Whited’s car was found Wednesday afternoon on Martin Luther King Drive, in what the family says is a dangerous downtown neighborhood, about nine miles from work.
Friends and family have been actively searching the Brunswick area for clues that may lead to Whited.
Glynn County police say they were tracing her steps from the moment she left work to where she may have gone for lunch. Several people have been questioned involving Whited’s disappearance.