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Body found in search for missing Hope Mills woman

Posted December 11, 2011
Updated December 12, 2011

— Volunteers searching for a missing Hope Mills mother of two found a woman's body in a wooded area Sunday afternoon, authorities said.

Authorities haven't confirmed whether the body is Edwardyne "Dynee" Williams, 50, who was last seen Nov. 27, but have said the death is suspicious.

Deputies could not identify the body or determine a cause of death due to decomposition, and the body will be sent to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Chapel Hill for an autopsy.

Edwardyne "Dynee" Williams Body found in woods could be missing Hope Mills woman

The body was found close to the roadway off Canady Pond Road, near the John McMillan Road intersection, around 2 p.m., according to the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office.

Williams lived on Canady Pond Road. Last Sunday, investigators found her abandoned SUV along Chicken Foot Road in Cumberland County, about two miles from her home.

Family members said her purse was found hanging on a nearby tree, and her house keys and cellphone were in the vehicle.


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  • OnlyTheBestWillDo Dec 12, 2011

    oh no.

  • itsmyownopinion Dec 12, 2011

    What a sad story. If the body has not been identified, there's
    still hope the body found is not her and that she's still alive
    somewhere. I'm holding out hope because I saw ABC 11, I believe, showing a clip of where the body was found, and when I
    saw a mattress in that area it occurred to me that the body found could be the body of a homeless individual and not this lady. It's sad for any body to be found dead of any cause in the woods, but the body found may not be her. On the other hand I suppose it could be her and it's possible she was murdered by someone living out there in the woods. :( My heart goes out to her family.

  • itom68 Dec 12, 2011

    Agreed this is very very sad. Nobody is safe

    The purse hanging in the tree is creepy. Had to take unecessary effort to do that.

  • sassykat63 Dec 12, 2011

    My heart goes out to this family. It broke my heart to hear that they had found a body.God I pray for peace and comfort for the girls.

  • sflicker2 Dec 12, 2011

    Judging by where the body was reported to be found it appears to be at least a mile away from both her home and the location where the SUV was found. I feel sad for both daughters as they have appeared to have lost both parents in the span of a year.

  • barbstillkickin Dec 12, 2011

    My heart and Prayers go out to the family of this poor woman and my hope is that we can find an end to this kind of crime. I can not understand what kind of person it takes to do this to another human being. I am so sorry for the loved ones and the pain they must bear.

  • Makami Dec 12, 2011

    So sad to read this, I was holding out hope for the daughters that they mother would be found alive. My prays goes out to them.

  • robbins Dec 12, 2011

    I pray for comfort for those two daughters, if in fact this is their mother. I hope there is life insurance to cover the expenses, and if not, it needs to be made public, so that those that really care can help.

  • bjm011366 Dec 12, 2011

    I just don't understand.

  • bombayrunner Dec 12, 2011

    This is sad and bad ... feel so bad for those girls. Can't imagine the pain.