Emily Griffith Anderson has been missing since December 29. She was found Saturday and her death is being treated as a homicide.
The body of a Sawmills woman missing since Dec. 29 was found Saturday by officers with the Duncan, S.C., Police Department.
Police are treating the death of 48-year-old Emily Griffith Anderson as a homicide.
Anderson was last seen around 10 a.m. in Lenoir. She was driving a white 2000 Chevrolet Silverado, the same vehicle her body was found in.
Police discovered her vehicle just off Interstate 85 near Spartanburg, SC. It was not until the vehicle was brought back to Caldwell County for processing that they discovered Emily Griffith Anderson’s body.
Caldwell County detectives were dispatched to South Carolina to gather evidence and conduct interviews.
Anderson’s body was located in a locked tool box in the bed of the truck after the truck was transported back to Caldwell County for processing.
The detectives and special agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation are continuing the investigation.
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Investigators found Anderson’s pick-up truck after a manager at the Waffle House said he took a phone call from someone who told him to call police about the vehicle parked nearby. The man on the other end refused to give his name or talk about anything else.
Sheriff Gary Clark/Caldwell County Sheriff’s Dept.: “Stunned, this agency is stunned, the investigators are stunned. It’s a very cold and callus crime and we’re very angry about it”.
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But Caldwell County Sheriff Gary Clark said the investigation into the death of Emily Anderson hasn’t focused on a single person or motive. “The investigation at this point is wide open,” Clark said. “We’re stunned. This agency is stunned. The investigators are stunned. This was a very cold and callous crime, and we’re very angry about it.”
She had planned to go from the quarry to the Sam’s Club store in Hickory, but investigators have no evidence that she ever arrived.
Police in Duncan, which is near Spartanburg, found her truck in the parking lot of a restaurant off exit 63 on Interstate 85. Police became suspicious because there was no activity around the truck, and one of the tires was flat. They checked the license plate number and notified the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office, Clark said.