PARKERSBURG -Police held a press conference Friday to cull misinformation surrounding the death of Brandy Adams.
The 25-year-old's body was found in the trunk of a car at a Seventh Street car wash Thursday.
Parkersburg police Chief Joe Martin and Sgt. Greg Collins said contrary to rumors, law enforcement officials are dealing with only one body, whose cause of death is not yet known.
Parkersburg Police Chief Joe Martin speaks with the media Friday regarding the investigation into the death of 25-year-old Brandy Adams.
Martin said Fort Boreman was a point of interest , but labeled rumors as "misinformation."
Rumors were flying Friday that evidence, possibly a second body, had been found at Fort Boreman as law enforcement cordoned off the area Thursday evening. Martin said the Wood County Sheriff's Department was on-scene at Fort Boreman, but nothing was found.
"It turned out not to be accurate and we eliminated that as a crime scene," the chief said.
Martin said investigators are treating the case as a homicide, but also stated they found no obvious signs of trauma or indications of death.
Adams, a Parkersburg South High School graduate who attended West Virginia University at Parkersburg at one time, had a 3-year-old daughter and worked as a food server, according to her Facebook page.
According to records, Adams had several recent run-ins with law enforcement.
In November 2011, Adams was indicted for theft in Marietta. A month later she was in Wood County court entering a plea agreement for grand larceny.
In February 2012, Adams was in Wetzel County court, sentenced to 1-10 years for grand larceny from Wal-Mart. In court, according to the Wetzel Chronicle, Adams admitted battling drug and alcohol problems and told the judge her crimes were committed with the intent to buy drugs.
She received a suspended sentence and one year of probation to run concurrently with a similar sentence in Wood County.
Adams body has been sent to the state medical examiner's office in Charleston for an autopsy. Collins said it will be several weeks before investigators receive toxicology reports. In the meantime, police will continue to conduct interviews and seek additional information.
"We will continue to treat this (as a homicide) until we find out otherwise," Martin said.
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