The Chester County Sheriff's Office has identified a burned body that found in a ditch in Chester County last month. 

According to deputies, the body of 31-year-old Melissa I. Whitis was found on Lizzie Melton Road in Chester County. 

Deputies said Whitis' last known address was in Frankfort, Kentucky.

Deputies believe Whitis was in the vicinity of I-40 in Davie County, North Carolina on September 17, 2019. Whitis may have been wearing yellow pants, a grey overcoat, a knee brace, and her hair pulled up and/or in a knit cap (toboggan). 

 Anyone having information about Whitis or anyone having contact with her since September 17, 2019, is asked to call the Chester County Sheriff’s Office at 803-581-5131

Chester County burned body tatoo
The Chester County Sheriff's Office is trying to identify a body found on the side of a road.
Chester County Sheriff

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