Body found in woods identified as Mason woman

'She didn't just lay there and die'

HAMILTON, Ohio (FOX19) - The Butler County Coroner’s office has identified the body of a woman that was found in a wooded area in Hamilton last week.

Dispatchers confirmed that Hamilton police were sent to the 1300 block of Franklin Street around 4 p.m. last Wednesday. Neighbors said they saw four or five Hamilton police cruisers parked near a wooded area next to Millikin Woods Park.

On Monday, the Butler County Coroner identified the body as that of Breanne Hamlin, 18, of Mason.

She was found partially covered with a blanket. Breanne’s mother says she doesn’t believe her daughter was by herself when she died.

“It makes me angry. It breaks my heart. Every emotion you could probably think of is what I went through last week," said Barbara Templin.

Templin says her daughter had recently been struggling with a drug addiction and because of the drug use she hasn’t seen her daughter in the past few weeks. Templin is still waiting for the coroner to release the cause of death, but she she believes that Breanne was moved into the woods.

“Even if it come back that she overdosed, she didn’t overdose in that spot. She didn’t just lay there and die," said Templin.

Neighbors say that there was a foul odor coming from the area for nearly a week.

Witnesses tell FOX19 NOW that a woman walking with her son in the park found the body.

Templin says what sickens her is that she believes someone knew Breanne was hidden in the woods the entire time.

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