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Body found in Franklin County during search is Letisha Faust

March 21, 2010
  • Letisha Faust was last seen at a pharmacy in Floyd County on December 9.
Letisha Faust was last seen at a pharmacy in Floyd County on December 9.

Authorities confirmed the body they found Sunday in a wooded area is Letisha Faust.

The 50-year-old disappeared December 9th while running an errand near Franklin County.

That's where her remains were discovered, down a steep cliff.

Authorities are still trying to piece together what happened, but they don't suspect foul play.

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During a search for a missing Patrick County woman, authorities in Franklin County discovered a body.

Crews were searching in the Walnut Knob area for 50-year-old Letisha Faust, who has been missing since December.

The body found Sunday morning has not been identified.

Several teams of search and rescue dogs and cadaver dogs were called in for the search. They led authorities to the body around 10:30 a.m.

The body was found below a steep hill near Walnut Knob Road, an area near the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Crews have not confirmed whether the body is that of a male or a female.

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Letisha Faust was last seen at a pharmacy in Floyd County on December 9. Franklin County authorities found her car in their jurisdiction.

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