Woman found dead in Franklin County identified

Police said the investigation is ongoing
The woman was 53 years old.
Published: Feb. 2, 2023 at 2:04 PM CST
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WINCHESTER, Tenn. (WSMV) - A woman was found dead alongside a roadway Thursday morning.

Police arrived at the scene at around 10 a.m. to investigate reports of a body near Lightfoot Lane, according to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.

Police said the 53-year-old woman, identified as Portia Renee Duncan, was transported to Southern Tennessee Regional Health Systems hospital and was pronounced dead upon arrival. Duncan had been reported missing before she was found dead Thursday.

Police said the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sergeant Todd Hindman at 931-968-6050 or Franklin County Consolidated Communication Center at 931-967-2331.