Woman's nude body found behind church identified

Woman's nude body found behind church identified

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A woman's body was found behind the Crestway Baptist Church on Crestwood Boulevard. Source: WBRC video A woman's body was found behind the Crestway Baptist Church on Crestwood Boulevard. Source: WBRC video
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BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

A woman's nude body found behind a church Sunday night in Jefferson County has been identified.

The body was found behind Crestway Baptist Church on Crestwood Boulevard by a group of young boys hiking on a trail behind the church on Sunday afternoon.

The boys notified church officials and also called 9-1-1. Authorities responded to the woods behind the church, where a secluded path led down to a neighborhood. The pathway was known to the boys and some members of the church, but is not easily seen.

The Jefferson County Coroner's Office picked up the body and identified her as 35-year-old Stephanie Franshawn Williams of Birmingham.

The coroner has not yet determined her cause of death. Authorities have not released any other details about the case.

The pastor of Crestway Baptist, Jimmy Williams, says the church is praying for the woman and her family. Williams said he had been approached by an uncle and a brother searching for a woman in her mid-thirties who had been missing for two days.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Birmingham Police Department.

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