By Ryan Trowbridge – email
September 9th, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) — Authorities believe they have found the body of a woman who was reported missing late last week.
Mary Carey, spokesperson for the Northwestern District Attorney’s office, says that the body of a white female whom she says is “believed to be that of Marissa Jackson, 26, of Amherst” was found in a wooded area near the intersection of University Drive and Amity Street in Amherst.
Jackson was reported missing on Friday after she was last seen walking near her Belchertown Road apartment around 10:30 p.m. on Friday.
There has been a large police presence, by members of the UMass and Amherst Police Departments, in the area since late Tuesday morning.
No other information is immediately available. The cause of death will be determined by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
Carey says that the death remains under investigation by UMass Police, Amherst Police, and State Police troopers assigned to the Northwestern D.A.’s office.
ABC40 has a crew at the scene and will have more information as it becomes available.