Body found in Georgia identified as missing Ohio woman

MACON, Ga. - The woman’s remains found in a Georgia cotton field have been positively identified as 85-year-old Gladis Russell, of Bellefontaine.

Russell and her 84-year-old husband, Richard Russell, went missing in Feburary. Richard Russell’s body was discovered in by two men looking for scrap metal in Tennessee at the end of last month.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigations said Russell was identified using dental records from the Logan County Sheriff’s office in Ohio. An autopsy has been done, but the GBI said they are still examining the body to determine cause of death. Funeral arrangements have not been set.

After a search, police arrested 37-year-old Samuel Littleton II in connection with the elderly couple’s disappearance. He has already been charged in the stabbing death of his girlfriend’s daughter, 26-year-old Tiffany Brown.Her body was found in the basement of a home the Russell’s once owned.

Littleton told police he dumped the Russells' bodies along Interstate 75 in Georgia and that Gladis Russell was in a "white, glowing cotton field."

Littleton will appear in court on March 15, when he will be served with a warrant for his extradition from West Virginia to Ohio.

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