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Body pulled from Cape Fear

Posted June 8, 2009

— The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office pulled human remains from the Cape Fear River Friday after some fishermen reported seeing a pickup truck hit the water.

The fishermen told authorities that they heard a splash and saw the truck float by as they fished from a bridge, Maj. Philip Little said.

Divers found the truck, empty, but their search turned up another vehicle as well.

Little said a car, reported missing from Robeson County in 2001, was found with human remains inside. The identity of the person has not yet been released.


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  • Weaker Pelosi Jun 9, 2009

    Someone was probably drunk and ran off the road late at night and drown.

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Jun 9, 2009

    Probably a dumping ground for the mob. Or maybe there is a little Bermuda Triangle action going on there.

  • phahqet Jun 9, 2009

    vewy vewy stwange.

  • elmer Jun 8, 2009

    this all sounds a little fishy to me

  • See Chart Jun 8, 2009

    The river is starting to live up
    to it's name again.

  • Fuquay Resident Jun 8, 2009

    "Divers found the truck, empty, but their search turned up another vehicle as well" (probably the car). Good job reading smartmissa.

  • FoxtrotUniformCharlieKiloakaCALM Jun 8, 2009

    i guess they will find the others drivers remains in about 2017

  • smartmissa Jun 8, 2009

    Never mind. I get it now. Blonde moment!

  • smartmissa Jun 8, 2009

    "Little said a car,..." Wow, great job editing! I'm impressed.