POSTED: Saturday, November 9, 2013 - 5:43pm
UPDATED: Sunday, November 10, 2013 - 10:58am
Lindale, Texas (KETK) — The body found in an SUV near Lindale has been identified.
It happened at 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning, the body of Elizabeth Hamilton was found in the city of Lindale near the intersection of Ballard Road and U.S. Highway 69 South.
Hamilton's body was located inside the vehicle which she had been reported to occupying when she was last seen.
Foul play is no suspected in this one-vehicle accident.
Lindale Police Department is currently investigating the incident at this time.
Hamilton had previously failed to return home after leaving her home in her mother's Cadillac SUV at 1:30 a.m. on October 25, 2013 to go to the store for cigarettes.
Lindale Police, Texas Department of Public Safety, and Smith County Sheriff's Office worked into the afternoon to extract the vehicle from a small creek on the west side of Highway 69 South near the intersection of Ballard Road.
The Lindale Fire Department helped clear trees and underbrush around the vehicle allowing for further investigation.
Smith County Sheriff's Deputies, assisted by the Texas Department of Public Safety air wing, flew over this area yesterday.
The thick underbrush would have prevented the vehicle from being spotted from the air.
Two individuals walking on the west side of Highway 69 discovered the vehicle this morning.
Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace James Meredith responded to the scene and ordered an autopsy.