The Walker County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that they have located the remains of a woman who went missing in December of last year.

The remains of Summer Lashay Buzbee were discovered just shortly after 11 a.m. Thursday in a wooded area off Old Russellville Road.

Buzbee was initially reported missing December 21, 2020. The WCSO had conducted several searches for Buzbee and offered a $2,500 reward for information that led to her being brought home.

Witnesses told the WCSO that a person of interest had been seen with Buzbee in the area of Old Russellville Road shortly before she went missing. Deputies used this information to search a wooded area near the railroad tracks Thursday, February 4, with assistance from the Saragossa Volunteer Fire Department.

Buzbee's clothing was found and after following a trail along the power line, more clothing and personal items were discovered. Deputies then found a portion of her remains and called the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office for assistance with a cadaver dog.

Deputies discovered more remains and were then able to use dental records to confirm that they were those of Buzbee. The WCSO says Buzbee's remains have been sent to the state coroner to determine an official cause of death.

Deputies will now begin interviewing witnesses again and will question a person of interest in the case.

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