CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) – Authorities have identified the body of a woman, found in Hamilton County.

Last month, a couple shopping for a lot near the Tennessee River found the body of 33-year-old Melissa Michelle Ward.

Her remains were discovered in a remote area, off Cash Canyon Road.

Investigators say Ward had arrests in the past, for prostitution, and drug charges.

She had been reported missing on November 3rd.

If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at 698-3333, a reward will be paid.