(WBRZ News 2) Police promised a swift investigation into what left a woman dead under a bridge on I-12 this week.
Saturday night, Walker Police released the identity of the body. They said Jennifer Annette Blount, 30, was found under the bridge on I-12 at West Colyell Creek Wednesday.
Blount was reported missing at the end of 2016, police said in a news release Saturday evening.
“Ms. Blount was reported missing by her family on December 4, 2016," the Walker Police Department said. "Finding out how Blount was killed and wound up under the interstate bridge is a priority for police. We owe it to the memory of Ms. Blount and to her family to determine how this tragedy occurred and provide the family with closure,” said Walker Police Chief David Addison.
A group of agencies including local police, sheriff's deputies and state police continue to investigate the disappearance and death.
“There remain many unanswered questions concerning Ms. Blount’s disappearance and her death,” the department said. “We are treating Ms. Blount’s death as a homicide and we will continue investigating it as such pending additional results from the autopsy and further investigation. Additional information will be provided as our investigation continues.”
Walker Police ask anyone with information concerning the disappearance and death of Jennifer Blount to call Walker Police at (225) 664-3125 or (225) 344-STOP.