Body Pulled from Weiss Lake Identified

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The body pulled from Weiss Lake in Cherokee County on Friday has been identified as a missing 20-year-old DeKalb County woman. DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris says fisherman found the body of Sarah Jane Ortiz of Valley Head Friday.  According to Harris, a forensics lab positively identified the body today.  Harris also says Ortiz had not been seen since July 14 and that family and friends reported her missing on July 16. A cause of death hasn't been released and authorities say the circumstances surrounding the death are still being investigated. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office.

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