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Hoover mom, 31, found dead inside car in Tuscaloosa County

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Amanda Ressler, 31, of Hoover, was found dead inside her car at a gravel/dirt pit in McCalla, Ala., Tuesday, October 29, 2013. Amanda Ressler, 31, of Hoover, was found dead inside her car at a gravel/dirt pit in McCalla, Ala., Tuesday, October 29, 2013.
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"We do not have a cause of death right now or a manner of death," Lt. Kip Hart said.

Lt. Hart is with the Tuscaloosa Metro Homicide Unit. He says there are few details into the death of 31-year-old Amanda Ressler.

Tuesday afternoon, in a private gravel/dirt yard just off Dream Lake Road in Tuscaloosa County, county workers noticed a white, 2000 4-door Honda Accord just sitting there.

"The workers had noticed the vehicle there and, at one point, went to check on it," Lt. Hart said. "[That's] where they located the victim, Amanda Ressler, 31-year-old female from Hoover inside the vehicle, deceased."

About that same time, Lt. Hart says the Hoover Police Department was filing a missing person's report. The relatives of Ressler were claiming that they hadn't seen or heard from Ressler since Monday afternoon.

"[She] had things to do that afternoon, Monday afternoon," Lt. Hart said. "When she did not return home they became concerned and contacted Hoover P. D."

Lt. Hart says this case is being investigated as a potential for foul play. He would not comment as to how Ressler's body was found or where she was in the car. He says he doesn't know about any bullet holes or knife wounds.

He says one thing he does know is that Ressler, a mother-of-four, had no reason to be in that remote area of Tuscaloosa County.

Buddy Tillery says where Ressler was found, he's owned that piece of land for about 20 years. He told ABC 33/40 reporter Bryant Somerville he'd never seen anything like it. But, because it's still an ongoing investigation, he said he did not want to comment on camera.

Lt. Hart says the car Ressler was found in was not wrecked.

Now, he says the investigation is focused on anyone who might have seen or talked to Ressler since Monday.

If you talked to or saw Ressler, you're asked to call the Tuscaloosa Metro Homicide Unit at 205-464-8690, or call the Hoover Police Dept. at 205-444-7794.

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