The body of an Atlanta-area woman missing since earlier this month was found this week inside a car along a freeway.
Yolanda Brown, 53, left her Covington home on Sept. 2 and never returned, the Newton County Sheriff's Office said. Her son, Joshua Doughy, said his mother was last seen at a bar where she met up with someone she connected with online, Fox Atlanta reported.
The Georgia State Patrol said troopers found a car similar to Brown's 2020 black Chevy Impala where she was found dead along Interstate 20.
Authorities have not released a cause of death. It was not clear how long the car was there when it was found.
"This is not the outcome they were hoping for, yet the family is grateful for the community support and outpouring of love they have received during this difficult time," Brown's family said in a statement released Friday by the Davis Bozeman Law Firm.
Fox News has reached out to the sheriff's office and state police.