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Coroner: Missing woman's body found in Anderson Co. well

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Crews meet before beginning their search of property surrounding an Anderson County well. (July 14, 2011/Anderson Co. Sheriff's Office) Crews meet before beginning their search of property surrounding an Anderson County well. (July 14, 2011/Anderson Co. Sheriff's Office)
Rebecca Simmons (Family Photo) Rebecca Simmons (Family Photo)
ANDERSON, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The Anderson County Coroner's Office said Friday that a body found in an abandoned well on Thursday was that of a woman missing since May.

The well was located on property in a remote area off Hurricane Creek Road.

Chad McBride, of the Anderson County Sheriff's Office, said an investigator was at the property when he looked down into the well and saw what appeared to be human remains at the bottom.

Crews were sent into the well and determined that the investigator did indeed see a human body.

The Anderson County Coroner's Office said Friday afternoon that the remains are that of 45-year-old Rebecca Simmons.

Simmons's family said she had been missing since May 8.

Watch FOX Carolina News at 6:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. for the latest on this developing story.

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