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Columbus Co. officials release name of person found dead in ditch near Delco

Wanda Tiffany Reilly (Source: Facebook) Wanda Tiffany Reilly (Source: Facebook)

Officials with the Columbus County Sheriff's Office have identified a dead body found in a ditch near Delco on Tuesday as 32-year-old Wanda Tiffany Reilly.

According to Columbus County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Michele Tatum, Reilly's body was found in a grassy ditch on Livingston Chapel Road around 4:20 p.m.

After word of the investigation was released, the sheriff's office was contacted concerning a missing person from the Leland area who was last seen in the Livingston Chapel Road area.

Based on the information they received and other identifiers, officials confirmed the victim was Reilly.

Tatum said it's unclear how Reilly died and an autopsy will be performed in Raleigh Wednesday.

According to Tatum, the family told the sheriff’s office they had reported her missing, but representatives for the Leland Police Department and the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office said a missing person report for Reilly wasn't filed with either agency.

The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office also checked with Brunswick County, Navassa and Northwest. Tatum said no missing persons report was filed for her in Columbus County either.

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