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Woman Found Dead In Wenona Cornfield Is Identified

Posted by wlpo on September 25, 2010

The name of the woman found dead in a cornfield near Wenona has been released.

Marshall County officials say 39 year old Nicole Major of Belews Creek, North Carolina was found Wednesday afternoon in a cornfield south of Wenona.  Major had apparently left home on July 3rd, intending to hitchhike her way to Canada.  On July 6th, she was seen at a Rochelle truck stop where she left camping equipment.  On July 10th, police heard that Major was trying to find a ride to DeKalb for a rental car.  That was the last time anyone heard from Major.

Family members say Major had a history of paranoia and was bi-polar.  Two empty bottles of Ambian and Trazadone were found near the body along with alcohol.

Investigators says the cause of death is undetermined but there are no signs of violence.

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