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Police: Woman found buried in Laurinburg was strangled

Posted October 29, 2010

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— Police said Friday that a woman whose remains were found buried in Laurinburg on Tuesday had been strangled.

Officers found the decomposed body of Christy Lynn Russell, 24, of Sneads Grove Road in Laurinburg, buried in a mound of dirt near Caledonia Road. A nearby resident concerned about a foul odor notified police, prompting the search for and discovery of the body.

Russell's remains were sent to the medical examiner's office in Charlotte for a positive identification and to determine the cause of death. An autopsy determined that she had been strangled.

The State Bureau of Investigation is working with the Laurinburg Police Department on the case, but no arrests have been made.

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  • wildcat Oct 29, 2010

    May they find this murderer asap. He/she is still walking the street freely. My condolences to the family.

  • Crucialcobversations Oct 29, 2010

    Laurinburg police @ 910-27-3211?? OK

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Oct 29, 2010

    Would have liked to have read more details about her initial disappearance.

  • Wiser_now Oct 29, 2010

    It's a sad thing that current events are so bad that smelling a foul odor will encourage someone to call police - and have that be a good decision.
    Praying for the victim and her family/friends.