(Updated) No Sign of Trauma on Stacey English's Body, Police Say

Cause of Buckhead woman's death remains unknown; Police not ruling out foul play.

From Patch Reports

Buckhead woman Stacey Nicole English's body showed no signs of trauma, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. Though the initial autopsy of English's body showed no signs of trauma, police say that does not mean they have ruled out the possibility of foul play, the AJC reported late Wednesday.

The Fulton County Medical Examiner's office has confirmed the body found on St. Johns Avenue in southwast Atlanta is that of , who was reported missing just after Christmas.

The annoucement was issued by the Atlanta Police Department on Wednesday.

"The medical examiner’s Office determined that her cause of death has not been determined and is pending further testing," said Atlanta Police spokesman Carlos Campos. "Investigators will vigorously follow any and all leads to determine the circumstances that led to her death."

Tony English, the father of the missing Buckhead resident, said he received a 7:15 phone call Wednesday morning from the Fulton County Medical Examiner that the body found near Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood Monday was that of his missing daughter, according to WXIA/11Alive and other reports.

The office's chief medical examiner was tracking down fingerprints and dental records of English Tuesday afternoon to compare them with those of the body.

"The decedent is an adult black female, consistent in age with reported missing person Stacey English," said chief medical examiner Randy Hanzlick in a report.

Three men searching for scrap metal Monday found a woman’s body under a tree near the amphitheater. The body was discovered on St. Johns near the Pryor Street intersection.

Atlanta Fire and Rescue spokesman Capt. Jolyon Bundridge said firefighters were notified of the body just before 3 p.m. Monday, according to a story posted late Monday on the AJC.

Robert Kirk of St. Louis, MO, was the last person known to have seen English.

Sheila Anderson February 06, 2012 at 02:05 AM
L K , your comments and your viewpoint is respected AND accepted as your opinion. We all relish under the liberties of free speech and public expression. It's mind-boggling, however, to read do many comments attacking my freedom of speech. Any discerning ear should be able to ascertain the sincerity in my condolences to the friends and family of Ms. English. If the message of no ill will was not perceived in my commentary, then surely the immediate apology should be sufficient. But clearly this is not the case. Might I comment on your use of the phrase "playing the race card"? If I'm not mistaken, this medium caters to a specific demographic which happens to be predominantly African American. Its editor, contributing writers and even its sponsors are predominantly African American. I daresay to venture a guess that a majority of its readers are of the same, hence, my comments is simply an effective way to reach an intended target. Playing the race cars is a methodology used to gain an unfair advantage by highlighting and utilizing ONE's race. What saddens me, sir or ma'am, is the warped way you've chosen to take my comments out of context rather than recognize the dangers facing us all if we continue to do nothing about educating the masses about mental illness and its effects. Yes, it IS 2012 and Don Cornelius is gone. Donny Hathaway is gone. Angela Bofill is gone. Need I say more?
Sheila Anderson February 06, 2012 at 02:47 AM
Correction: Ms Phyllis Hyman is no longer with us, not Angela Bofill.
Judy Rayford February 06, 2012 at 11:23 AM
Your experence and education is clearly visable in your comments. Please continue your efforts and comments. Thank you I could not express my thoughts to Carol but ya put your "foot" in it.
Sarah February 16, 2012 at 08:55 PM
I agree Shelia...the race card comment was not needed...it is a fact that in African-American culture...mental illness is taboo...it is seen as a weakness and it carries an enormous stigma. If we don't have open discussions such as this one, how many more will die?
AtlantaJeff February 24, 2012 at 07:40 AM
To live in the hearts of those you have left behind, is to never die!!! Continue to fight the good fight!!!!!!


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