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Nash Investigators Seek Public's Help In Solving Murder

Posted December 9, 2003

— Nash County investigators are trying to find the person who strangled a mother of three young children.

Yolanda Barfield, 33, was last seen leaving work at the Subway in Spring Hope Friday night. Authorities say Barfield was headed to her parents' house about 20 miles away to pick up her kids. Her family did not realize she was missing until they woke up the next morning.

Investigators later found Barfield's body inside her car parked in a warehouse parking lot Saturday morning. Friends and family said Barfield had no known enemies.

"She just was a lovable person and she met no stranger. She was friendly to everyone," said Jerlene Carroll, Barfield's mother.

"I just can't imagine why this happened," said Becky Pierce, Barfield's co-worker.

Barfield's parents say it is especially tough because their daughter battled a lifelong sickle cell disease. Recently, her health had improved and it seemed she would be OK.

"If there is anyone who knows what happened to her, I would appreciate to the most high if they would let somebody know," Carroll said.

Police still do not have a motive or possible suspects. If you have any information, you are asked to call Spring Hope police.


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