Body of woman found near brush fire identified
58-year-old Connie Anthony has been identified as the woman who was found Sunday near a brush fire in Benzie County.
Those who knew Anthony are still in shock, and are remembering her as a quiet woman.
â??I will miss her and yes I cried because she was still young,â?? said Anthonyâ??s friend Shirley Bolling who has known Anthony for more 12 years. â??She had the prettiest blue eyes and she smiled a lot and they say the eyes are the mirror of the soul. I truly believe they are.â??
Anthony, who was from Inland Township, was found near her home on Lamb Road, about six miles west of Interlochen.
A brush fire that law enforcement said was intentionally set was reported around 6 p.m.
A tree caught fire and is where Anthony's body was found.
It's still not clear how she ended up there.
Anthony is being remembered by people who knew her from working at the Honor Family Market.
â??Everyone was just shocked; in disbelief really that someone who is always around and coming down here to shop is just now gone,â?? said Adam Baker, who saw Anthony when she came into Family Dollar. â??She was a real nice lady, always kind, always caring and wanting to know how your life is going.â??
Anthony did have a criminal record and was recently released from the Wexford County Jail.
Investigators still don't know what caused Anthonyâ??s death, and have a lot of unanswered questions.
â??What's the true story? I know it's still under investigation so we would just like to know,â?? Baker said.
We reached out to Anthony's boyfriend who friends say is Harold Lilly.
He said he's working on funeral arrangements.
The Benzie County Sheriff says Anthony was identified by her fingerprints.
The results of an autopsy have not yet been released.