Woman Dies After Being Discovered Unresponsive in Rural Franklin Co.

Franklin Co. – The identity of a woman discovered in a rural area of Franklin Co. has been confirmed. According to a release from the Franklin Co. Sheriff’s Office, the woman was found in a rural area west of Zeigler by a group of ATV riders. The woman was transported to Herrin Hospital where she was pronounced dead. The identity of the woman is not being released until notification of her family but authorities have confirmed that it is not Lauren Pree, who has been missing from West Frankfort since September. Anyone with information regarding either incident should contact the Franklin Co. Sheriff’s Office at 438-4841.