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Posted: Sunday, February 9, 2014 9:00 am | Updated: 2:03 am, Sat Mar 22, 2014.

The body of a missing Floyd County woman was found in her submerged vehicle in Armuchee Creek late Saturday night. 

Today, police will begin trying to figure out exactly how Angela Worsham, 33, of 275 West Union Road, died. They said at the scene they are treating the incident as a wreck-related death. 

Her body will be sent to the GBI Crime Lab for an autopsy, which is standard procedure.

Investigators will be back at the scene on the U.S. 27 bridge over the creek just north of Ga. 156 early this morning to reconstruct the incident.  

According to Floyd police investigator Rusty Williams, Worsham’s black 2000 Volkswagen Jetta was discovered Saturdayevening at 5:31 p.m.

Her car was spotted by Charlie Henderson, who said he was scouting the creek side for a fishing spot. Henderson is the nephew of Rome-Floyd Fire Chief Gordon Henderson. 

“I had just learned about it today from Facebook,” said the younger Henderson. “I had walked down here to look for a fishing spot, and saw the car, and thought that’s got to be the car.” 

Worsham was reported missing on Feb. 2. She was last seen at the Food Lion in Armuchee, 3365 Martha Berry Highway, on Feb. 1 getting into her car and driving away from the grocery store, police reported.

Floyd police along with Rome-Floyd firefighters, Floyd County Sheriff’s deputies and Georgia State Patrol officers worked to pull Worsham’s car from the creek. 

The car was pulled out of the creek just after 9 p.m. Saturday. Deputy Coroner Gene Proctor said he pronounced Worsham dead at 9:45 p.m.

“Upon our arrival we located the car. We positively confirmed it was Miss Worsham’s car,” said Williams. “Upon removal of the car from the creek, Miss Worsham was discovered inside, and she is deceased.”

Williams said the investigation is ongoing and declined further comment. 

Floyd police Capt. Gary Conway said Worsham’s body was found laying across the front seats of her car.

“We’re treating this as a wreck scene,” said Conway. “We’ll be out early in the morning to determine how this happened.”

Previously posted: Floyd County police investigator Rusty Williams issued the following statement: The Floyd County Police and emergency services responded to Highway 27 North at the Armuchee Creek Bridge. Units responded to a report of a vehicle in the creek. Upon our arrival, it was confirmed the car in the creek was a black Volkswagen Jetta, and it was the car registered to Angie Worsham . Upon removal of the vehicle from the water, it was discovered that Angie Worsham was in the car. Worsham was pronounced dead at the scene. The investigation is ongoing at this time.

Previously posted: The body of a Floyd County woman, who was reported missing this past Sunday, was found late Saturday evening in the front seat of her vehicle, which was discovered submerged in Armuchee Creek.

That area of the creek flows under U.S. 27 just north of Ga. Highway 156 in northern Floyd County.

Angela Worsham, of 275 West Union Road, had been seen last at the Food Lion in Armuchee, 3365 Martha Berry Highway, on the evening of Feb. 1 before getting into her car and starting her way home, police reported.

Her family told police she never made it home.

The car was spotted earlier that day by a man who was looking for a fishing spot at the creek.

Previously posted: Police confirm missing woman Angela Worsham's body was found in a submerged car today in Armuchee Creek.

Previously posted: Capt. Gary Conway, with the Floyd County police, confirmed a body was found in a missing woman's car that was discovered in Armuchee Creek today. The identity has not been confirmed.

Previously posted: The coroner has been called to the scene where a missing woman's car was found, according to 911 dispatches. The car has been removed from the water.

Previously posted: The submerged car of a missing woman was found Saturday by Charlie Henderson. He is the nephew of Rome-Floyd Fire Chief Gordon Henderson. At 7:30 p.m. Saturday there was still no sign of the woman, Angela Worsham.

Previously posted: The whereabouts of a missing woman still remains unknown after her vehicle was found submerged in Armuchee Creek on Saturday. At 7 p.m. the vehicle had still not been removed from the water.

Previously posted: Floyd County police officer Rusty Williams has confirmed a car found in Armuchee Creek on Saturday matches the description of one being driven by a missing woman when she was last seen on Feb. 1

Angela Worsham, of 275 West Union Road, had been at the Food Lion in Armuchee, 3365 Martha Berry Highway, on the evening of Feb. 1 before getting into her car and starting her way home.

Her family told police she never made it home. She was said to be driving a 2005 Volkswagen Jetta.

Previously posted: Police found a black car submerged in Armuchee Creek north of Ga. 156 along U.S. 27. Saturday afternoon.

As of 6:25 p.m., the vehicle, make and model unknown, was still in the creek. A diver from the Floyd County Sheriff's Office has been called to the scene.

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