"The body of Jennifer Marshall White, age 55, of Moulton, was discovered this afternoon by a private search party approximately a quarter of a mile off of Alabama Highway 33 near the Winston/Lawrence County line, The Winston County Sheriff's Office posted on Facebook". McWhorter said he left the scene so he could not be 100 percent certain it was White because he wasn't at the crime scene, but said the Winston County Sheriff told him, "it's her". Her daughter Beth said she received a group message, "to me and my sister's phone that didn't even sound like her, saying she was going to go be at peace and that she loved us".
He said the investigation is still ongoing and the body will be sent off for a forensic examination. He said it might be Tuesday before his office receives a preliminary report from the state forensics office. White had been missing since early April.
White is the wife of Moulton City Councilman Brent White and was a nurse at Decatur Morgan Hospital.
The last time White's husband, Moulton City Councilman Brent White or her daughters heard from her was a weird text message from her phone, at 1 a.m.in the morning the day after she was last seen.
"If the body is that of Marshell White, this discovery provides some closure to what has been a disgusting 26 days for the family", Lawrence County Sheriff Gene Mitchell said.