Police: Human remains are those of missing 72-year-old in Glynn County

Police believe they found the body of missing 72-year-old Linda Mansfield. They arrested her son in connection to her murder.

The Glynn County Police Department has positively identified the human remains recently found to be those of Linda Mansfield, a 72-year-old woman who went missing in May.

Police discovered the remains in a wooded area around 2:30 p.m. off of Georgia Highway 32 near the Thalmann Community on Tuesday, Oct. 10.

The remains were identified by comparing a serial number of a pacemaker located at the scene with Mansfield's medical records. Mansfield previously had a pacemaker implant and both serial numbers matched, according to GCPD.

On Friday, a forensic dental examination was conducted and the Georgia Bureau of Investigations Crime Lab positively identified the remains as being those of Mansfield.

Police announced that Mansfield was missing after a case worker with Adult Protective Services went to check on her following reports that her son, John Roosevelt, 49, was stealing from her.

After investigating, Roosevelt was arrested for reportedly stealing from his mother. He was also indicted with her murder.

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