A body found wedged under a tree in southwest Atlanta has been identified as a missing Buckhead woman.
Stacey English has been missing since the day after Christmas. After a decomposed body was discovered Monday afternoon, family members awaited confirmation of their worst fears. On Wednesday morning, the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the body as English.
English, 36, was last seen at her condo off Lenox Road. Her Volvo was found running unattended in a library parking lot near her home Dec. 27. In her apartment, she left behind her cellphone, iPad and keys.
A friend who was visiting her from out-of-town for the holidays said she was acting strangely before her disappearance. Atlanta police interviewed the man, Robert Kirk, but said he was never suspected of foul play and has been cooperative with investigators.
“At this time, there is no evidence linking Mr. Kirk to the disappearance of Ms. English or reason to believe he was involved in any foul play related to her disappearance,” Atlanta police spokesman Carlos Campos said last week.
Family members said English was hospitalized after attempting suicide nearly three years ago and said she was taking an undisclosed medication. Autopsy results did not reveal her cause of death.
"Further investigation and testing will need to be performed, which will probably take several weeks to complete," Fulton County Chief Medical Examiner Randy Hanzlick said.