The decomposed body of a woman found last week in a vacant house in Richmond has not been identified, but Madison County Coroner Jimmy Cornelison said Monday the woman is not Sonsaray "Sonsi" Warford, who has been missing along with her boyfriend since late June.
The body found Friday afternoon is thought to be of a white woman with long brown hair who was 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10, Cornelison said. Warford is black.
The woman was wearing a T-shirt that said "Top 10 Reasons to Learn American Sign Language" on the back, Cornelison said. On the front of the shirt is a logo that depicts a man and woman sitting at a table, and above the logo is the word "Silent" and below the logo is the word "Diners."
"It makes you think maybe this person was hearing-impaired," Cornelison said.
The state medical examiner's office conducted an autopsy on the body Monday, and it relayed information to Cornelison about its findings.
Investigators compared the unidentified woman's dental records to Warford's records, "and it was definitely not her," Cornelison said.
Warford and her boyfriend, Charles D. "Chew" Walker, both 30 and who lived together in Richmond, were last seen in late June.
The state medical examiner's office also is trying to lift fingerprints from the body found in the house, Cornelison said.
The body was found Friday afternoon in the back room of a vacant house at 506 Irvine Street. An employee with Richmond Water, Gas and Sewage Works notified police there might be a body in the area.
The employee got the information from a man who had been going through abandoned houses looking for things he could sell.
Anyone who thinks he or she might know the identity of the dead woman is asked to call Richmond police at (859) 623-8911 or the Madison County coroner's office at (859) 624-4752.