Updated: Monday, 17 Nov 2008, 7:40 PM CST
Published : Monday, 17 Nov 2008, 7:40 PM CST
DAPHNE, Ala. - It's been more than three days since the half-naked body of Brianna Parish was found in Daphne. The 21-year-old went missing early Wednesday morning.
On Monday, police spoke out for the first time. "This is the most difficult kind of case you're gonna deal with," said Lt. Judson Beedy. "I mean Brianna was a victim, but her family is also a victim and the community is a victim when something like this happens."
Police named a person of interest in the case, Troy MacDonald. He hasn't been charged with anything, but investigators say he was the last person to talk with Parish.
Police also say there's a possibility of a drug connection between the victim and MacDonald.
Parish's body was found outside the sewage facility on Friday, but police say they're still looking for some of her belongings. "Her gold purse, her keys with pictures on them and her wallet which is pink that should be inside her purse," said Beedy.
Investigators are hoping these items will help shed some light on the investigation. As for autopsy results, police say those aren't expected for a while.
At this point, the case appears to be wide open with investigators and the community still wondering who committed this crime. "You know it's part of the criminal investigation, until we put someboday in jail we're open to anything," Beedy said.
Investigators have already talked with MacDonald and say he's cooperating. If you have any information, you're asked to contact Daphne Police.