01/25/2012 10:24 am ET

Stacey English Case: Missing Atlanta Woman's Body Identified

The body of a woman found Monday in Southeast Atlanta has been positively identified as the remains of Stacey Nicole English. The 36-year-old had been missing since late December.

English was identified through the use of dental records, officials said. An autopsy conducted Tuesday by the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office did not reveal a cause of death.

"Further investigation and testing will need to be performed, which will probably take several weeks to complete," said chief medical examiner Randy Hanzlick.

Atlanta police announced Monday that English's decomposing body was found under a tree in a heavily wooded area near the Aaron's Amphitheater at Lakewood. The location is roughly one mile from the spot where police found English's car abandoned, but still running, on Dec. 27.

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Stacey English

English was reported missing by relatives on Dec. 27. Her cellphone, iPad and the device that opens the gate to her condominium complex were found inside her home. English's vehicle, a white, four-door 2006 Volvo S60 was missing.

English attended a Christmas gathering at her grandmother's on Dec. 25. Afterward, she returned to her home in the exclusive Vanderbilt complex on Lenox Road in Buckhead. According to her parents, a St. Louis resident named Robert Kirk was visiting with English. On the night of Dec. 26, the two allegedly got into an argument and she asked him to leave. Nobody had seen English since that night. Authorities recently said that Kirk has been cooperative and is not considered a suspect or person of interest in the case.

Anyone with information regarding the case is asked to contact the Atlanta Police Department at 404-614-6544.