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Autopsy being performed on Elvis fan who visited Memphis from Scotland

August 23rd, 2011 11:23 am by Staff Report

MEMPHIS (AP) — The administrator of the Shelby County Regional Forensics Center says an autopsy is being performed on the body of a woman discovered near the place a missing Elvis Presley fan from Scotland was staying for events surrounding the anniversary of the singer's death.

Stephanie Dowell told The Associated Press Tuesday morning that the body was brought in Monday, and "based on the information our investigators received at the scene, she was an out of the country visitor."

Dowell said she can't immediately release the woman's identity, but believes she was visiting from Scotland and was in Memphis for the Elvis activities last week.

Forty-year-old Gerrie Lawrie was reported missing Saturday by former Shelby County Sheriff Gene Barksdale, who had spent time with her, The Commercial Appeal (http://bit.ly/n73vju ) reported.

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Information from: The Commercial Appeal, http://www.commercialappeal.com

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