September 26, 2021

Body found last week identified as 47-year-old Alabama woman

(Franklin, GA) — Authorities have identified the deceased remains of a woman found by the side of a Heard County road near the Alabama line last week.

Heard County Sheriff Ross Henry has identified the woman as 47-year-old Regina Lynn Trotter to a reporter with the Anniston Star newspaper this week.

Trotter’s body was spotted on the side of Mason Road, which is located in the western central part of Heard County and situated approximately 1/2 mile from the Alabama/Georgia State line on Monday, February 1, 2021 just before noon.

Regina Lynn Trotter (Photo: Dryden Funeral Home)

Her death has been ruled a homicide, but Sheriff Henry declined to comment to the Star on the manner of death.

Funeral services for Trotter were held yesterday with Dryden Funeral Home of Heflin handling the arrangements.

Trotter’s obituary indicates she is survived by two daughters, nine siblings, and several grandchildren.

She was a native of Florida and a resident of the Heflin/Cleburne County, AL area for most of her life.

Heard County and Cleburne County authorities are investigating along with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

Stay tuned to for further information as it becomes available.


  1. Bridgette Rinehart says

    I pray they investigate this to the fullest ! She was a loving person .until we meet again rip😥

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