JUNE 14, 2006 - Posted at 1:28 p.m. CST
CARUTHERSVILLE, MO - The body of a black female found in a field near Steele, Missouri late last week has been identified as that of a Blytheville (Arkansas) woman.
According to Pemiscot County Sheriff Tommy Greenwell, authorities have identified the woman as 44-year-old Rosemary Rockett. Rockett was reported missing to Blytheville authorities on June 2, and was last seen alive on May 30. Her body was discovered Friday by a farmer near the intersection of Pemiscot County roads 556 and 547.
An autopsy performed Sunday determined that the woman was not the victim of a gunshot wound, stabbing, blunt trauma or strangulation. Authorities are still awaiting toxicology test results.