A body found a month and a half ago by a local farmer in Edgecombe County has been identified.
The farmer called the sheriff's department March 13th after he noticed the woman's body some 40 feet inside the woods. It happened on Seven Bridges Road, between Whitakers and Battleboro.
The sheriff's department says the body was that of Ernestine Battle, 50, of Rocky Mount.
The sheriff says the cause of the woman's death has not yet been determined.