Missing UGA student found dead near campus

The body of University of Georgia student Rebecca Elaine Greene was found this morning in a creek on The Plaza in Athens.

Athens Police said the last contact anyone had with the 22-year-old from Brunswick was on Monday around 5:30 p.m.

Authorities said Greene’s body was found by an Athens-Clarke County police officer searching the area of The Plaza where Greene’s phone was last detected.

The Athens-Clarke County Police Department has requested the Georgia Bureau of Investigation assist with the investigation into Green’s death. University of Georgia Police is also assisting with the investigation.

Greene’s body will be transported to the GBI Crime Lab in Decatur where an autopsy will be performed to determine a cause of death.

Anyone having information regarding this investigation should call the Athens-Clarke County Police Department Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 706-613-3342.