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PERU, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Local and state investigators are working to identify the body of a woman found in Peru.

The Berkshire County District Attorney's office said that Tuesday morning, workers performing logging operations spotted the remains of an adult woman in a heavily wooded area near Curtin Road in Peru. 

State Police detectives assigned to the D.A.'s office, along with Hinsdale and Peru Police, are trying to determine if the body is that of 53-year old Jackie Coutino, who went missing two months ago in nearby Hinsdale back on May 15.

Western Mass News has been following developments related to the disappearance of Coutino since she first went missing in May.

A large search effort played out in the days and weeks after she went missing.

Hinsdale Police told us tonight what they know at this point.

"The original case we are tracking is the case of Jackie Coutino. She disappeared from our town. It affects residents of our town, it affects people across the Commonwealth and across the northeast. As with any case, we take it very seriously. We've done everything we can to hopefully bring closure to the family," said Hinsdale Police Officer Tyler Miller.

As of Tuesday afternoon, that body has not been identified.  An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday in Boston.

The investigation remains active and ongoing

Western Mass News will continue to follow this story and will have more information as it becomes available.

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