Woman found dead in resident's backyard

Authorities said they have identified the body found in the backyard of an Acworth home as a missing 38-year-old woman.

Officers were called to Baker Grove Road around 9 a.m. Saturday. Investigators said they found a woman’s body, later identified as that of 38-year-old Melissa Fisher.

Police said Fisher had been reported missing Thursday. Investigators said there were no obvious signs of foul play, but said drug use may have been a factor. Police are waiting for a full autopsy report from the Cobb County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Anyone with further information in the case can call the Criminal Investigation's Division at 770-974-1232.