Thursday, April 7, 2016

Orange County Sheriff's Office is looking for information on woman found dismembered

Posted By on Thu, Apr 7, 2016 at 4:18 PM

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The Orange County Sheriff's Office says its looking for people who may know more about a woman found partially dismembered in the wooded area near the intersection of Old Winter Garden Road and Cottage Hill Road. 

Ethel Shannon McCarson
  • Ethel Shannon McCarson
The Sheriff's Office identified her as Ethel Shannon McCarson, 42, according to a press release.

A witness called law enforcement around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday saying they had found a body. The Orlando Sentinel reports a witness says he and his companion found the victim naked, decapitated and dismembered in the brush. 

McCarson worked as a waitress, lived in Aragorn, Georgia, and seems to have been arrested several times, according to the Sentinel

The Sheriff's Office says anyone with information about McCarson should call at 1-800-423-8477.

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