Franklin County Sheriff releases name of woman found in rural Zeigler

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Monday released the name of the woman who was found in rural Zeigler Saturday. Sheriff David Bartoni says she is 30-year-old Brandy N. Hughes of Zeigler. Hughes was located by individuals operating an all-terrain vehicle. Authorities were notified and Hughes was transported to the Herrin Hospital where she was pronounced dead.An autopsy was performed on Hughes’ body yesterday. Results have not been released at this time.

The sheriff says the investigation continues.