Paradise police identify 'severely decomposed' body

Feb 4, 2016 5:53 PM by David McVicker

Paradise Police identified a body Thursday found Jan. 11 in the woods near Honey Run Road in Paradise.

Vandy Dawn Caruthers, 41, was found in some brush just south of Grand Canyon Drive in the area of Honey Run Road. The resident who found the body while walking their dog alerted police to the body. Officers on scene at the time described Caruthers as “badly decomposed.”

Coroner’s investigators, who performed an autopsy on Caruthers, determined she died from hypothermia and exposure to elements.

Police believe Caruthers had been deceased for approximately four to six weeks.


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