The coroner has identified a body found in Greenville County as that of a woman last seen on Sept. 12.
Greenville County deputies said a decomposed body was found just after 3 p.m. at the end of Whispering Hollow Road near Interstate 85.
Greenville County Coroner Parks Evans said they had to use dental records to identify the body as Misty Johnson, 39, who has been missing for seven weeks.
Evans said her body was discovered by a man walking and looking for junk. He said the date and location of where she died remains unknown.
He said Johnson's cause and manner of death are still pending. Greenville police and Greenville County deputies are investigating the case.
Police said Johnson was last seen on Thursday Sept. 12 leaving Junior's sports bar on Gladys Drive by herself.
Johnson's best friend, Ashley Ryland, said she became worried when Johnson stopped answering text messages. She spoke with FOX Carolina a few days after Johnson disappeared.
"It was immediate concern and 'what could have happened,'" said Ryland. "It's not like her not to talk with her friends."
Ryland, who works with Johnson, said she has not contacted work, friends or family since her disappearance. She said friends have flooded social media with Johnson's picture and even searched for her on foot.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 864-23-CRIME.
Stay with FOX Carolina and foxcarolina.com for the latest in this developing story.
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