Families Await Identification On Body Found In Elmore County

30-year old Tracey Kegley vanished some 10 years ago but there is growing evidence the skeleton found in a shallow grave on the eastern side of Lake Jordan is not her.

"Some things have come out that would indicate it's not her," said Elmore County Sheriff Bill Franklin.

So who is it?

"I don't know," Franklin said.

With that in mind, Elmore, Coosa, and Montgomery Counties have taken a keen interest in the case because those counties have missing females. The sheriff says they are fairly certain the remains are those of a female, average height but it's still unclear how old she was.  The skeleton was covered with 3 inches of lime and early indications are the body had been there for at least 5 years.

The identity will eventually come. The more difficult challenge will be to figure out who killed her and why.

"We have one theory that maybe she was killed at another location and brought here," Franklin said.

Forensics will have to rely on dental work to identify the female. That identification could come at any moment.