Missing Pegram woman found dead 100 yards from home

(Courtesy: Cheatham County Sheriff's Office)

CHEATHAM COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Cheatham County woman missing since last weekend was found dead Friday evening.

Deputies found Demetrice Carter’s body in a densely wooded area about 100 yards from her Savely Road home in Pegram.

Authorities said the 41-year-old woman had not been seen since she went to bed on Saturday.

Her cause of death was not immediately known. An autopsy will be performed.

The investigation is ongoing.