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Missing 87-year-old Kinston woman found dead

Posted January 22, 2015

Vivian Hardy Purcell

— An 87-year-old woman reported missing late Wednesday night was found dead Thursday on East Caswell Street, Kinston police said.

Vivian Hardy Purcell was reported missing after she was seen at 824 Thompson St. at about 11:15 p.m. Wednesday. Her body was found about a half-mile from there on Thursday.

Authorities said Purcell suffered from dementia and other medical issues.

No other information about her death has been released.


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  • Ven Jan 22, 2015

    praying for her family

  • Naysayer Jan 22, 2015

    That's sad that she was able to get out and wander off. Maybe somebody forgot to close the gate, tragic.

  • AnonyMouseLOL Jan 22, 2015

    Awww, so sad.
    Prayers for her loved ones.

  • Obamacare for you and I Jan 22, 2015

    That's too bad.