UPDATE: 8/29/13 – A body found in a Laurens County field nearly a week ago has been identified as Myranda’s.
Laurens County Coroner stated that Myranda died as a result of a gunshot wound to the neck, and her death has been ruled a homicide.
UPDATE: On Friday, a body has been found on Bramlett Church Road in Gray Court by a man who was bush hogging in an overgrown pasture.
Judy Stiles, of the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office, said it was the body of a female.
Greenville County deputies said they are working with Laurens County deputies at the scene. Greenville deputies said they are looking into the possibility that it is a missing person from Greenville County.
Myranda Whisenant Southern, 31, from Taylors, South Carolina went missing this week.
A neighbor stated that Myranda missed the children and decided to go pick them up early and left early on Monday. Her friend was suppose to go with her, but she left without her and without returning any phone calls or text messages.
Her friends also said she left a message on her Facebook page that said she needed time to herself, but no one believes that Myranda wrote it. That message has since been removed.
She was heading to Zellwood, Florida but she never showed up.
Penny Smithers, Myranda’s mother said there is no way that her daughter would not contact her or her children.
Myranda may be driving a beige 4-door Buick LeSabre with SC plate IEP812.
If you have any information, please call the Greenville County sheriff’s at 864-467-5240.