Police believe they have found the body of a missing mother of three inside a shipping container in a remote field.
The Crittenden County Sheriff’s Department believe the remains belong to Kansas woman Marilane Carter who went missing on August 2 in Arkansas.
The body was found inside a car which was parked inside a shipping container off the interstate in the field.
While the remains are yet to be formally identified, officials have confirmed the car does belong to Ms Carter and a credit card in her name was also found in the vehicle.
Ms Carter, a wife of a pastor and a mother of three young children, had been travelling through the Mid-South when she went missing. Her family assisted law enforcement in the search for her.
The sheriff’s office said it was Ms Carter’s uncle who found the shipping container, Action Jax News reported.
The rest of her family had returned home, but he stayed and called the authorities upon making the discovery.
The uncle had reportedly been searching the area where Ms Carter’s phone had last pinged.
The sheriff’s office has ruled out foul-play in the death, multiple local media outlets have reported.
According to Action News Jax, Ms Cater was travelling to Alabama for mental health assistance.
Based off initial evidence, it appears Ms Carter died of asphyxiation due to carbon monoxide poisoning, Fox News reported.
Although authorities are yet to officially identify her, the church where Ms Carter’s husband, Adam, is a pastor confirmed she had died.
“It is with very heavy hearts that we share that Marilane Carter has passed away,” Leawood Baptist Church wrote in a Facebook post.
“Her vehicle and body were found Tuesday in the West Memphis area. Law enforcement says that foul play is not suspected.”
‘Find Marilane’, a website dedicated to finding Ms Carter following her disappearance, has now been updated with tributes from her family.
“Words can’t express the beauty in Marilane’s heart,” her mother’s tribute reads.
“Marilane, you are a hero, both in our family and far beyond. There’s a hole in my heart that nothing can fill. I sorely miss your daily calls, your gentle spirit, and your sweet laughter.”
Ms Carter and her husband were childhood friends, her mother shared on the website, and together they had three children.
“In the last weeks, I’ve witnessed a man in great pain relentlessly searching for his wife,” Ms Carter’s mother said.
“It was Adam who okayed putting our search on social media knowing full well that he would be targeted by those wanting to draw attention to themselves. He didn’t care. He simply wanted to find his wife because he loves her.”
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