Metro-East News

Identity of woman found in Franklin County released

Police have identified the woman found by ATV riders in Zeigler on Saturday.

An investigation into the death of Brandy N. Hughes, 30, of Zeigler, is ongoing, a news release from the Franklin County Sheriff’s office stated. An autopsy on her body was completed on Monday.

The cause of Hughes’ death was not released.

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Hana Muslic has been a public safety reporter for the Belleville News-Democrat since August 2018, covering everything from crime and courts to accidents, fires and natural disasters. She is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Journalism and her previous work can be found in The Lincoln Journal-Star and The Kansas City Star.