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Fisherman finds bones of missing woman

Posted May 23, 2008

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— Bones found recently by a fisherman belong to a woman who disappeared seven years ago, authorities said.

Latesha McNair, 21, disappeared from her Nash County home in early 2001. Her skull was found in a cemetery several months later, and authorities said it showed she had been beaten to death.

A search that included K-9s turned up no other bones at the time.

Last month, a fisherman found a jaw bone, ribs and a thigh bone near the Battleboro community, authorities said.  The jaw bone was identified as McNair's, they said.

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  • jbirdnc May 23, 2008

    Bones spread out and or missing typically involve wildlife. As sad as a story like this is, at least I imagine they had enough samples to make a positive match to give her family some type of closure.

  • CuriousT May 23, 2008

    Don't know that I would think ritualistic at this point, given that the bones were found by a fisherman. I would think either current or possibly animals depending on the state of the bones and any physical markings on them.

  • Adelinthe May 23, 2008

    Skull in one place, bones in another sounds ritualistic.

    Praying for her loved ones, and for the fellow who found her.

    God bless.

    Rev. RB

  • HappyGirl08 May 23, 2008

    What a horrible thing to come across.