Body found on Greenbrier Street identified

Published: Sep. 26, 2023 at 11:04 AM EDT
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Charleston Police have identified a woman whose body was found by an inmate work crew earlier this year.

Charleston Police say Tamber Bernelle Johnson, 31, of Falling Waters, West Virginia, was found Feb. 21, 2023, along Greenbrier Street in Charleston wrapped in a blanket.

“During the investigation, we were able to get DNA from the body and we sent it off to the FBI national index system and a match came through actually through the Florida DNA system and we were able to identify Ms. Johnson,” CPD Lt. Tony Hazelett said.

Officials say no foul play is suspected.

“We talked to her family and she said Ms. Johnson was transient and the last known address they had of her was in Florida,” Hazelett said. “They do not communicate with her often so that is why they did not report her missing so it was kind of a shock to them when we told them what we had discovered.”

Hazelett said they are still looking into how Johnson ended up in the field and for the full report from the medical examiners office to come back.

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