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Woman found dead at Rocky Mount motel

Posted January 13, 2010

— Rocky Mount police are looking for the truck belonging to a woman found dead in a room at the Executive Inn, at 1821 N. Wesleyan Blvd., Wednesday.

Police said a cleaning crew found the body of Melissa Jo Wise, 38, in room 104 at about 10:40 a.m. The cause of her death is unknown.

Wise had been reported missing Tuesday after she did not show up for work, police said. Her 2002 Ford F-150 with North Carolina license plate VRC 7985 and has been registered as a stolen vehicle.

Anyone who sees the truck or has information about Wise's death was asked to call the Rocky Mount Police Department at 252-972-1411.


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  • Hip-Shot Jan 13, 2010

    Rocky Mount is "The City On The Rise"...unfortunately the only thing that seems to be rising these days is the crime and unemployment rates.

  • teacher-mom Jan 13, 2010

    Olive means that she may be of European descent such as Italian or Spanish. It is also used to refer to people from South America. My sympathy to the family and lovwed ones.

  • Diabolical Jan 13, 2010

    Looks like the serial killer is back.......Curious to know the cause of death in this case.

  • myrtlebeachrock Jan 13, 2010

    Rocky Mount has the highest crime per capita in America! 4 deaths this year. Put that on your Water Tower for all to see RM city council!

    Like I said when the weather gets warm the crime will be unreal in Rocky Mount. I bet they will break a record. When the news says 33 in Rocky Mt I don't know if that is the temp or the number of killings for that day.