Cherokee County officials are investigating after the body of a woman was found Wednesday morning.

A 58-year-old woman was reported missing this morning. She lived off of Pine Circle in Southwestern Cherokee County and was found dead outside of her home.

"Cherokee Sheriff's detectives are currently on the scene collecting evidence attempting to determine the cause of this suspicious death," Lt. Jay Baker said.

Police said the woman shared the home with her 86-year-old mother. Authorities said the mother's car is now missing.

Anyone who sees the blue 2001 Ford Focus station wagon with a blue tennis ball-sized smiley face on the antenna is asked to call 911.

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