Body found inside car belonging to Heard County mother who disappeared in July

Body found inside car belonging to Heard County mother who disappeared in July
The Heard County Sheriff's Office says 27-year-old Natalie Jones Sheppard has been missing since July 5. (Heard County Sheriff's Office)

HEARD COUNTY, Ga. — Authorities have found the car belonging to a Heard County woman who disappeared back in July.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation confirmed the Heard County Sheriff’s Office found Natalie Jones' car Tuesday night. A body was discovered inside the car but has not been identified.

An autopsy is pending, according to the GBI.

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Jones, a 27-year-old mother of two sons, was last seen just after midnight on July 5 leaving a friends lake house in Jackson’s Gap, Alabama, just north of Opelika.

She was wearing a pink and white striped top and white shorts and was driving a 2002 pink Chevrolet Cavalier, GA Tag RVE6177. The sheriff’s office found the car in a wooded area in Heard County Tuesday night.

The family put up billboards and started a website to help find their missing loved one with a $10,000 reward offered.