The Lincoln Police Department announced it is now investigating the disappearance of Theresa Benn as a homicide.
Theresa was reported missing on October 19th, 2014. The 42-year-old was last seen near the Talladega Superspeedway race track in Lincoln, Alabama, where the Geico 500 race was taking place that evening. A body believed to be Theresa's was discovered in the Jackson Shoals area of Choccolocco Creek in November.
According to NBC affiliate Alabama's 13, police are still waiting for final DNA results to confirm the body found in a creek is that of Theresa, "but [they] have every reason to believe that they will confirm [their] conclusion."
Police are asking anyone with information to call Investigator Amanda Crow at (205) 763-4070.
(UPDATE) November 23rd, 2014
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A body believed to be that of 42-year-old Theresa Benn, last seen on October 19th, was found Saturday in a creek near the Talladega Superspeedway in Lincoln, Alabama.
The discovery was made during a search conducted by local authorities in conjunction with Texas Equusearch.
Positive identification awaits the results of an autopsy, still to be conducted.
(ORIGINAL ARTICLE) October 27, 2014
Theresa Benn was reported missing on October 19th, just before 7:30 pm.
Theresa, 42, was last seen early that Sunday morning near the Talladega Superspeedway race track in Lincoln, Alabama, where the Geico 500 race was taking place later that evening.
According to NBC Sports, she is the second racing fan to go missing in the last 18 months near the Talladega track. The first was Nicholas Bower, whose body was found less than two weeks after his disappearance in May 2013. Authorities do not suspect that foul play was the cause of his death.
Lincoln investigators believe that Theresa may have had a disagreement with her husband regarding whether or not they were going to attend the race. They are not sure if she ended up making it to the track at all that day.
Theresa, who also goes by the names “Theresa Andrews” and “Theresa Dulaney,” was last seen wearing blue jeans, pink cowboy boots, a black tank top, and a large diamond-covered belt with a buckle. She is described as being 5’5”, weighing 108 lbs., and having blonde hair.
If you have any information regarding her whereabouts, please contact Lincoln police at (205) 763-4063.