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Remains confirmed as missing Waynesboro woman

Kimberly Nanette Holifield, 47, has been missing from her home in Waynesboro since Saturday, July 18.
Kimberly Nanette Holifield, 47, has been missing from her home in Waynesboro since Saturday, July 18.(Waynesboro Police Dept.)
Published: Aug. 5, 2020 at 5:44 PM CDT
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WAYNESBORO, Miss. (WDAM) - The Mississippi Crime Lab has confirmed the identity of the remains that were found in Wayne County July 23.

According to Commander Don Hopkins of the Waynesboro Police Department, the crime lab Odontologist confirmed that the remains belong to 47-year-old Kimberly Nanette Holifield, of Waynesboro, based on dental records.

Kimberly Nanette Holifield, 47, has been missing from her home in Waynesboro since Saturday, July 18.
Kimberly Nanette Holifield, 47, has been missing from her home in Waynesboro since Saturday, July 18.(Waynesboro Police Department)

Holifield had been missing since Saturday, July 18, prior to her remains being found, said Hopkins.

Holifield’s husband, Eric, was arrested on the morning of July 24 and charged July 27 with first-degree murder in the death of his wife after the remains were found in a wooded area off Tokio Frost Bridge Road.

An autopsy is still pending and will be done in conjunction with the Mississippi Crime Lab’s current amended operational procedures. No date has been set as of now.

Holifield is being held at the Wayne County Jail.

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