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Missing Wilson woman's car recovered

Posted August 16, 2012

— Wilson police said Thursday that investigators have found the car of a missing woman whose family believes she might be dead.

Courtney Speight, 23, was last seen Saturday around 11:50 p.m. and was reported missing Tuesday.

Authorities said it is not typical for Speight to leave for long periods of time or to miss work.

Investigators did not say where her blue 2006 Nissan Altima was found.

Family members said Wednesday that they believe a body found in a creek near Willow Springs Drive might be Speight’s.

Relatives said that police showed them a photo of a shirt found on the body and that the shirt matches a black Sheetz T-shirt that Speight was last seen wearing.

Police, however, have said they haven't been able to identify the body. They are awaiting autopsy results to help with the process.

Meanwhile, they are asking anyone with information about Speight's disappearance or the body to call the Wilson Police Department at 252-399-2323.


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  • shortcake53 Aug 17, 2012

    Wilson police just arrested this girls exboyfriend for murder..........

  • concerncitizen Aug 17, 2012

    @shortcake53 I'm thinking the same thing.... then I have to remind myself what I see women doing on a daily bases. Arriving at there cars with there hands full and not prepared to get into there cars. Even getting to the cars and not looking in the back passanger area before getting in.... I don't think women really understand how far these predators will go to catch them unaware of who is watching them.... We will probally never know the details of what happen to this young lady... but being out that late at night and not being alert... can cost you your life... What if the predator had been following her all night just waiting for the right moment for him?

  • greg69innc Aug 17, 2012

    Suicide is a tragic decision. People need to understand it is a permanent end to a temporary problem. May she RIP

  • Scubagirl Aug 17, 2012

    May she RIP. condolences to those who cared for her. Hopefully they will soon find the one responsible for this....

  • shortcake53 Aug 17, 2012

    I just cant help but wonder what becomes of all these missing people who are later found dead. How does this happen? WHY does this happen?

  • foxtrot69 Aug 17, 2012

    I pray that God will be with the family during this time and that He will comfort them. I am so sorry for everything that they're going through.

  • awood2 Aug 17, 2012

    praying for the family

  • bayelvington Aug 17, 2012

    UPDATE*** Please Pray for this young ladies family and friends..

  • ncdixie1 Aug 17, 2012

    I'm with you shortcake53. Sad.

  • shortcake53 Aug 17, 2012

    I am so sorry for the agony this family must be going through.