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GCSO: Missing woman found under bridge was murdered

Emilia Gunnels (photo provided by Grayson County Sheriff's Office)
Emilia Gunnels (photo provided by Grayson County Sheriff's Office)(KXII)
Published: Mar. 23, 2020 at 8:05 PM CDT
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The Grayson County Sheriff's Office has identified the body found Monday afternoon as a missing 21-year-old Sherman woman.

Captain Harvey Smitherman said Emilia Gunnels went missing from a residence on Tee Taw Circle Sunday.

On Tuesday, he announced the sheriff's office and Texas Rangers are investigating her death as a homicide.

Sherman city workers found her body under a bridge on Blue Flame Road near Midway Mall around 2:30 Monday afternoon.

Investigators are not releasing her cause of death at this time.

"We ask that anybody out there in the public that has information on this case to please contact Lt. Heath Wester at 903-813-4200, extension 2216," Smitherman said Tuesday.

Stay with News 12 for developments.