Authorities say that a body has been found off Parks Road and Keiths Bridge Road in north Forsyth. The body is believed to be that of missing 21-year-old Hannah Bender. We have a reporter en route to a press conference in Lumpkin County. The story will be updated as information becomes available.
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According to Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Nelly Miles, a black Mazda truck associated with the disappearance of Hannah Bender was located in Forsyth County on Tuesday, Sept. 24. Bender was reported missing by her mother in Lumpkin County on Sept. 19.
The Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office said that shortly after investigators received word of Bender’s disappearance, bloody clothing was found.
Following Bender’s disappearance, the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office issued murder warrants on Saturday, Sept. 21 for Austin Todd Stryker in connection with the disappearance.
Stryker and Bender have not yet been located.
The Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office is reportedly being assisted in the search for Bender and Stryker by the Georgia Bureau of Investigations and other law enforcement agencies.
Miles said that the truck is being processed by the GBI.
Anyone with information in this case has been asked to contact the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office by calling 706-974-6824.