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Rocky Mount mother's 2008 slaying still unsolved

Posted August 7, 2011
Updated August 10, 2011

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— The 2008 unsolved slaying of a Rocky Mount woman remains a void in the life of her family and friends and in the files of the local police who continue to look for clues and tips.

Carolyn Ransome, 55, was strangled inside her home on Gregg Court on Jan. 1, 2008.

"It shocked me when it came down. It really shocked me," said her neighbor Isaac Cobb. He said nothing seemed to be amiss in their quiet neighborhood that day.

"We never have any commotion out here," he said.

Ransome was the mother of two grown children, and was an active member of the Light of Peace Missionary Baptist Church. "Everybody liked her," Cobb said.

Three years later, her friends are still waiting for justice.

Anyone with information about Ransome's death should call 1-866-43-WANTED or submit a tip at NCWanted.com.

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  • leannfan1 Aug 8, 2011

    I knew Ms. Carolyn. We used to work together. I knew she had passed but had no idea she'd been murdered! She was such a wonderful person, I don't know who would want to harm her. My condolences go out to her family. May her family find peace. I hope whoever did this is caught soon!

  • jbarron4950 Aug 8, 2011

    Killed in 2008 and it is news in 2011? I feel bad for the family, but fail to see the newsworthiness of this in 2011.
    johnstonredneck

    I and most others would agree with you, with the exception of one thing. Did you by any chance happen to read the part of the article where it said the murder was UNSOLVED? Why is it that the obvious seems to escape some people?

  • mfarmer1 Aug 8, 2011

    johnstonredneck

    I think they are trying to get information hence the contact information at the bottom.

  • johnstonredneck Aug 8, 2011

    Killed in 2008 and it is news in 2011? I feel bad for the family, but fail to see the newsworthiness of this in 2011.

  • sammyg Aug 8, 2011

    Three years and still nothing? Poor family must be beside themselves. Hope this will get resolved soon.