Woman’s burned body discovered at South Fulton intersection

The burned body was discovered Friday morning at a South Fulton intersection, authorities said.
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The burned body was discovered Friday morning at a South Fulton intersection, authorities said.

Police are investigating after firefighters discovered a woman’s burned body Friday morning at a South Fulton intersection, authorities said.

The charred remains were found about 4:30 a.m. at Jones Road and Ga. 92, city spokesman Gary Leftwich said.

Authorities said South Fulton firefighters were called to the scene to put out a blaze on Jones Road.

“Once they had everything extinguished, they did find human remains,” Leftwich told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “(The) body appears to be female.”

The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office later identified the victim as Brittany Nichole Wicklein, 31. Wicklein was reported missing out of Atlanta on Thursday, according to police in that city. South Fulton police confirmed her death is being investigated as a homicide.