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Coroner: Mummified body found under home is slain missing woman

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Deputies investigate under home on Amy Street (Dec. 17, 2013 Fox Carolina) Deputies investigate under home on Amy Street (Dec. 17, 2013 Fox Carolina)
Deputies investigate under home on Amy Street (Dec. 17, 2013 Fox Carolina) Deputies investigate under home on Amy Street (Dec. 17, 2013 Fox Carolina)
Deputies investigate under home on Amy Street (Dec. 17, 2013 Fox Carolina) Deputies investigate under home on Amy Street (Dec. 17, 2013 Fox Carolina)
ANDERSON, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The Anderson County Coroner's Office said a woman missing for two years was found dead  underneath a mobile home Tuesday and they are investigating her death as a homicide.

Frankie Eugenia Black was last seen in July 2011 and was reported missing in February 2012, according to a missing persons report from the Anderson County Sheriff's Office.

Black also used to live at the address on Amy Street where her body was found.

Deputies said the body was found early Tuesday morning after the person living at the home, Lisa Adams, and a friend were trying to clean up the home.

Adams told FOX Carolina that they noticed a hole in the floor of a bedroom, and saw the body through the floor of the house.

"There's a foot, there's a leg, there's a hip, there's a thigh, and (my friend) said 'let's get the hell out of here,'" Adams said about the moment they first saw the body.  

Adams said she had been living there for more than a year and had been actively trying to clean up the mess left by a former resident when they found the remains. She said she had not ventured into that room up until recently and did so because she grew tired of the smell and trash in the home. 

Authorities told FOX Carolina the home was riddled with trash and didn't have any electricity going into it.

Deputy Coroner Charlie Boseman said the body was mummified and covered in enough cat litter to cover the entire body.

Following an autopsy Wednesday, Boseman said he ruled Black's death a homicide. He said she was identified by a plate that was placed in her ankle by doctors at AnMed Hospital following a car accident in 1986.

He said Black's cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head, but they have not yet determined if she was placed underneath the house alive or dead.

So far, investigators have not been able to locate Black's family. Boseman said they were releasing her name before reaching family because she was reported as a missing person.

Black's death remains under investigation.

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