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Body found near Ditto Landing identified as Madison County teen

Rose Jones (Source: National Center for Missing & Exploited Children) Rose Jones (Source: National Center for Missing & Exploited Children)
MADISON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office has identified the body found in the Tennessee River near Ditto Landing Wednesday.

Authorities have positively identified her as 17-year-old Rose Ellen Jones of Madison County.

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children lists her as missing since Aug. 6.

An autopsy was performed, but a cause of death has not been revealed. The investigation is ongoing.

The sheriff’s office said she had been in the water for a long time, making a positive identification more difficult.

Authorities are still trying to learn more about Jones' death. Anyone with information about her is asked to call investigator Parton at 256-533-8864 or the Madison County Sheriff’s Office's nonemergency number at 256-722-7181.

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