Police identify body found on Hayneville Road

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A day after finding the remains of a female body in the 3100 block of Hayneville Road police are identifying the woman.

Montgomery Police Department spokesman Captain Huey Thornton says the body is that of 21-year-old Malanco Hood.

Hood, who has relatives in the capital city, was not reported missing.

Family members told authorities that it was not uncommon for her to go weeks at a time without being seen or heard from.

The case is classified as a death investigation while investigators wait for additional information on her cause of death.

A man called police Monday afternoon saying he'd discovered a body.

When officers arrived on the scene they found the woman's badly decomposed body lying in the weeds on a steep slope off the north side of Ellis Drive.

The remains were taken to the State Department of Forensic Sciences for an autopsy.

WSFA 12 News will have more information as it becomes available.